New Yawk, New Yawk
“One of the most perilous illusions is that your real life has not yet begun, that your present existence is a mere prelude to some idyllic future. This idyll is a mirage that will fade as you approach, revealing the prelude you hurried through was in fact the one to your death.” —Gurwinder
“The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.” —Dante Alighieri
The last eighteen months have been some of life’s most grueling for so many, me included. They’ve also brought the greatest gifts I’ve ever known. I am grateful beyond measure.
“Drink water from the spring where horses drink. The horse will never drink bad water. Lay your bed where the cat sleeps. Eat the fruit that has been touched by a worm. Boldly pick the mushroom on which the insects sit. Plant the tree where the mole digs. Build your house where the snake sits to warm itself. Dig your fountain where the birds hide from heat. Go to sleep and wake up at the same time with the birds—you will reap all of the days golden grains. Eat more green—you will have strong legs and a resistant heart, like the beings of the forest. Swim often and you will feel on earth like the fish in the water. Look at the sky as often as possible and your thoughts will become light and clear. Be quiet a lot, speak little—and silence will come in your heart, and your spirit will be calm and full of peace.”
—Saint Seraphim of Sarov
“Everyone has the right to believe in anything they want. And everyone else has the right to find it fucking ridiculous.”
The challenge of our time
“You can resolve to live your life with integrity. Let your credo be this: Let the lie come into the world, let it even triumph. But not through me.”
Indistinguishable from magic.