Each breath gives us life. Each breath takes us that smallest step closer to the end. Closer to the end of the day, closer to the end of the task in hand and closer to, well, the end.
A short love letter to the divine colour, beauty and joy that music can bring. Plus five records that mean the world to me right now. The divine voice of music Putting our trust in music can only serve to colour and to enrich our lives. This is as true for the musician as it […]
It is a truth universally acknowledged that if one blogs regularly, then about this time of year will come the obligatory post-holiday post. The frazzled mind allowed to relax. The importance of reconnecting with what matters in life. I have written a fair few myself (zum beispiel). This year, I thought I’d take a slightly […]
At every moment of every day, each of us has the chance to choose choice. For most of us, most of the time, we might not choose to exercise our right to choose. We might not even be conscious that we have it. But it never goes away. In Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less*, […]
A sunrise is fleeting and fragile. The elements might combine for just a moment of breathtaking technicolour glory, then break apart. Our lives are just as fragile. On the first of this month, my friend Ellison Bloomfield wrote quite the most beautiful, brave and moving blog post it has been my privilege to read, entitled […]
Has life ever allowed you to look your own past, your own youth in the face? Everything is always beginning again, your youth is someone else’s youth, your future is your own. The most perfect days are the most unpredictably delightful ones, the days that move off in a new and magical direction you could […]
What is the greatest thing you might hope to achieve in life? What’s the most powerful legacy – the most “you” thing – that you could leave to the world? T’other day I came across some beautiful words from the film director Jon Favreau*, describing his delight at the afterlife his film Elf** has had. […]