View of the Kremlin just before sunset in Pskov, Russia
Get creative with how you spend your time, how you do chores, how you reach out to others. This is an opportunity to experiment with the fundamental building blocks of how we live.
“Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the world hath more fools in it than ever.”
— Charles Lamb
Medal for the 225th anniversary of the porcelain factory in Meissen, 1935.
The AV depicts the portrait of the inventor of the stoneware which is named after him, Johann Friedrich Böttger. RV: the crossed swords logo for Meissen and the dates of the jubilee. Brown so-called “Böttgersteinzeug”
Let go, just a little bit. Let go of your need to go faster or do more. Relieve yourself of some of the pressure.
“Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.”
— Abraham Lincoln
Telescope on the observation deck of the Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.”
— Rudyard Kipling
Large white butterfly (Pieris brassicae) resting late in the afternoon on a daffodil (Narcissus) ‘Pimpernel’, in Oxfordshire
Focus on what’s important to you. If that’s difficult, reflect on your true values and priorities.
“The more things change, the more they are the same.”
— Alphonse Karr
“Everything that is beautiful and noble is the product of reason and calculation.”
— Charles Baudelaire
Big events are an opportunity to challenge the way you think. Instead of looking for evidence to rationalize your pre-existent beliefs, try to open your mind to the pervasive uncertainty we find ourselves immersed in.
“The best way to keep your friends is not to give them away.”
— Wilson Mizner