On this lovely Sunday morning, I give you two wondrous gifts.
The first is from Czeslaw Milosz’s New and Collected Poems (1931-2001).
Wherever I am, at whatever place on earth, I hide from people the conviction that I’m not from here. It’s as if I’d been sent, to extract as many colors, tastes, sounds, smells, to experience everything that is a man’s share, to transpose what was felt into a magical register and carry it there, from whence I came.
The second is Neil Pasricha’s TED talk “The 3 A’s of Awesome.” You’ll remember, some time back, that I highlighted his website 1000 Things of Awesome. Since then, his book The Book of Awesome has been on the New York Times Best Seller List for many weeks, and this is his story—so fascinating. [Thanks, Kelly!]
Stay posted for tomorrow morning’s brand-new podcast entitled, “Are you Average or Exceptional?”
[Post image: Liliana and me in front of the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, January 2011]