Do not be deceived by their immateriality. Thoughts are things—that is, objects in the mind. This is where the drive to de-clutter originates. Ah, subtraction! Thank you, Marie Kondo. Space is love.
“There was nothing attractive about him, nothing that would draw us to him.” The truly exceptional man requires a second look. The word “respect” is derived from the Latin for look again. He doesn’t want anything from you. He has no intention, no agenda.
If it weren’t for endings, we’d be swallowed whole by an irremediable boredom.
It is devoutly to be wished that humans will be spared the ignominy of a return to normal. We can’t afford normal. Business as usual, often called progress, is what detonated this catastrophe.
Personality comes from persona, the Latin word for mask. Masks don’t evolve; they can’t be trimmed, tarted up or traded in. But they can be set aside. Then we’re unobscured. Then we’re beautiful.