I find
the idea

of a Japanese tea room very inspiring:
an empty space where

focused intention
on one
or two
t h i n g s
stimulates your senses
and brings you into

the           present           moment.

I asked myself how we could aspire to that state of
e         m      p     t   i       n       e    s         s
                         , especially in a world where we’re

so distracted and                                                     overwhelmed.

Jesse Jacobs in an Freunde von freunden interview

"That's all I really ever want to do. Have coffee with friends and talk about nature. And as big and as crazy as Saipua gets, I have to remember that at its core is a very simple desire to connect and make something beautiful."

From this person 

everything you know
melts away like snow
"And the beautiful thing was, if you hated baseball, you just stopped playing it. There was no guilt involved. There was no arguing or debate. You either liked it, or you didn’t.

And if you loved looking for bugs, you just did that. There was no second-level analysis of, “Well, is looking for bugs really what I should be doing with my time as a child? Nobody else wants to look for bugs, does that mean there’s something wrong with me? How will looking for bugs affect my future prospects?"

Nora A. Talor in 'Running the Earth: Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba's Breathing is Free: 12,756.3' ( p. 209 )