The Air and the Wind
Sometimes I recognize myself in others. I recognize myself in those who will endure, friends who will shelter me, beautiful holy fools of justice and flying creatures of beauty and other bums and vagrants who walk the earth and will continue walking, just as the stars will continue in the night and the waves in the sea.
Then, when I recognize myself in them, I am in the air, coming to know myself as part of the wind.
The Book of Embraces
“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”
“Sometimes I think I have felt everything I’m ever gonna feel. And from here on out, I’m not gonna feel anything new. Just lesser versions of what I’ve already felt.”
“I realise there’s something incredibly honest about trees in winter, how they’re experts at letting things go.”
“Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth.”
“You know you are on the right track when you become uninterested in looking back.”
“The bad news —
Nothing lasts forever.
The good news —
Nothing lasts forever.”
“The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.”
“I’ve always believed one could live many lives through the way we dress and the places we travel to, even if just in our imagination.”
“Live the full life of the mind, exhilarated by new ideas, intoxicated by the romance of the unusual.”