“When love is the way, the Earth will be a sanctuary.” Bishop Michael Curry (19 May 2018)
“Any prisons of thought are of our own invention and can be dismantled just as they have been constructed. If the mind is flat – if we imagine our minds, lives and culture – we have the power to imagine an inspiring future and to make it real.” Nick Chater
“Luck is a combination of preparation and opportunity. If you’re prepared and the opportunity comes up, it’s your good fortune to have been in the right place at the right time.” Katherine G Johnson
A most lovely person I came across at work the other day was talking about her particular strengths. And the way she described what she felt she was good at took my breath away. She said she felt she had a particular talent for putting people at their ease. She called it her “gifting.” What… Read More What can you do?
“Mum never cooked … her favourite phrase was room service” (Isabella Rossellini) I wonder if you can ever have too much of a good thing? When suddenly you’re in the position of regretting what you wish for? How do you keep in touch with reality?
“It is never anyone’s turn to win a gold medal, it is earned.” Ric Charlesworth
In 2017, Tim Ferris assembled a Tribe of Mentors to answer the questions he wanted to answer for himself, with the intent, perhaps, of them guiding him in the right direction. He came up with 11 questions – by his own admission, some of them “trite or useless at first glance” – but perhaps full… Read More Ask away . . .
My beloved decided he had the ‘flu. Funny that … I saw it more as a slight sniffle. Despite our different interpretation of the same event, I agreed to his request to fetch him some cough medicine from the pharmacy. But while en route to get it, what I’d gone for had completely gone out… Read More I’ve forgotten . . .
“Genius is eternal patience” Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni
British Museum director Hartwig Fischer describes the institution he oversees: “Everyone who knows me knows I come from a European background and that Europe, as it developed after the catastrophe of the wars is something very important and precious to me. The museum has a lot to offer to help people to contemplate and reflect… Read More Making space . . .