The Future Has an Ancient Heart
There’s a line by the Italian writer Carlo Levi that I think is apt here: “The future has an ancient heart.” I love it because it expresses with such grace and economy what is certainly true - that who we become is born of who we most primitively are; that we both know and cannot possibly know what it is we’ve yet to make manifest in our lives. (via) My convocation consisted of awkward small...
I am the girl on the morning bus, hair still knotted and unkempt from rolling around in bed until the last possible moment. I am the girl sitting alone with the strawberries and Vietnamese rolls, pen over notebook, in her favourite break spot. My legs already ache at 1.30pm. I am the girl alone in the shop, disorganized and disheveled in the late afternoon, a million things still to be done...
We are souls who have been deadened by something, and require being awakened....– Time to wake up. Time to wake other people up. Time to be alive together. Time to be enchanted.
In stories and movies and books and songs and real life, the girl always asks the boy: ”Do you love me?” In my story, I don’t want to be this girl. I want to be the girl who is loved so visibly and deeply and ferociously and undeniably that she already knows she is loved without ever having to ask or be told.
There are leaders, and there are those who lead. Leaders hold a position of...– Simon Sinek Having a TED Talk night.
Lessons From Waking Up at 5.45AM
- How to sleep standing up on moving trains, with a barely-there grip on a pole to steady oneself, and the ability to be startled awake exactly when the train pulls into the right station - Coffee before noon: Indispensable. Coffee after 5pm: Immensely regrettable. - How to yawn with my mouth closed, so that I never need to stifle one even in up-close conversation - Setting three alarms might...