Brain Food #757
Thoughts of the day
Hello friends. After a short hiatus (but by all means not a break), Brain Food returns, though it will do so, temporarily, in an erratic fashion.
You might be spending time planning your summer holidays as you read this; most people plan theirs between 6-12 weeks in advance. Yet planning, despite its usefulness, can take us away from the present.
The seasons have their champions and their underdogs. The heroes are obvious: winter is a time for family celebrations, celebrating the arrival of a new year, and enjoying a touch of snow, while summer is a time for unwinding, discovery, embracing the hot weather, and the cooling down effect of the sea. Spring and autumn are the underdogs, the preludes to the seasons that contain most annual major events.
But what we tend to forget that life is what also happens in-between. And instead of spending spring dreaming of the summer, we can take a moment to embrace the underdog, to remind ourselves that, as Emily Dickinson said, “Forever is composed of nows.”
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