What lies ahead always appears daunting. But we can still love (or learn to love) the struggle, the beautiful struggle that lasts exactly as long as life does.
Public speaking can be one of life’s most feared challenges – until you are doing it. Once The Moment arrives, the speaker might still tremble within, but the performance can feel as smooth as gliding through water.
My pick of the podcasts that have meant the most to me in the first half of 2021, featuring: Open Mike Eagle; El-P; Richard Herring; Nigel Planer; Alexei Sayle; Omid Djalili; Questlove; Mariah Carey; Marc Maron; and Katey Sagal.
Victory at all costs for today is a dead end. Tomorrow will be here soon enough. Always think about tomorrow.
The true beauty of places and things is revealed in the pattern of shadows, the interplay of light and dark.
Each day in this life is a link in a chain. We have to accept that there will be days when all that matters is to have made it through, to have completed another link so that the chain remains unbroken.
Looking back to the Londons of Alexei Sayle in the 80s and Blur in the 90s shows us how the life we knew is being disrupted in the modern world.
When time stood still, what did you do? When time stood still, how did you feel? When time stood still, why did it feel unbearable?
If you’re reading these words, you have the luxury of being alive. If you’re this side of the dirt, everything is pretty good. You have what it takes to get through this.
Against the odds, beautiful trees and flowers can flourish in the desert. Life finds a way, even in the harshest circumstances. So can you.