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"Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens."

— Duke Leto Atreides, Dune.

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Love this:

"I say, beware of all enterprises that require new clothes." — Henry David Thoreau

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"You have been formed of three parts — body, breath, and mind. Of these, the first two are yours insofar as they are only in your care. The third alone is truly yours." — Marcus Aurelius

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"The fluidity of the mind is of the same family as the fluidity of being. Sometimes they coincide sharply. We call that a revelation." — Etel Adnan.

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 Oliver Burkeman quoting Julio Vincent Gambuto in Four Thousand Weeks:

"… [but] I beg of you: take a deep breath, ignore the deafening noise, and think deeply about what you want to put back into your life. This is our chance to define a new version of normal, a rare and truly sacred (yes, sacred) opportunity to get rid of the bullshit and to only bring back what works for us, what makes our lives richer, what makes our kids happier, what makes us truly proud."

So much this. Exactly what I've been saying: simply returning to normal, the old normal, is to miss a trick.

Yes, we long for normality but the past two years have shown us other possibilities, proven that what we considered 1 "the only way" is, indeed, not.


  1. or, rather, were told was 

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