Lying beneath a cherry blossom tree, I remembered that incredible experiences are everywhere

Last night I watched My Octopus Teacher on Netflix, a documentary about a filmmaker who, on the verge of a mental breakdown, gives up work to free dive off the Western Cape of South Africa every day. Wetsuitless, he slips into the cold, turbid waters of the South Atlantic Ocean every day (without exception, whatever…

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6 mundane things I learned today

1. Somewhat like lizards and snakes, British people come to life in the sun. After months of hibernation slouching from bed to desk and back again, everyone in the entire country went for a walk on the South Downs today in Hawaiian boardshorts and no shirts, with tinny music blasting cheerfully from their phones. 2.…

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An unexpectedly sunny evening

I haven’t written here for a while, so I suppose I should. The sky cleared just as I finished work today – like the weather somehow knew it was Friday evening and for once felt like doing something nice for us.  I switched my laptop off and escaped my flat for a walk down to…

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