If you (like me) are a procrastinator in search of something really worthwhile to read, you may enjoy the following articles I have put together. There are only four (because you can’t procrastinate for too long on a Sunday) but I think each one changed how I thought about life this week (which, for me, is when procrastination becomes worthwhile).
- The Guardian has a series of articles on love, specifically on “The One that got away”. Jeanette Winterson’s article is salient and moving:
Sighing over a fantasy drains energy from reality. What happens in our heads isn’t private; it is unspoken, that’s all. We all know what it’s like to live in the stifling atmosphere of what is unsaid.
- Want to be part of an artwork about books that change lives? Go here.
- For writers: “How to begin? Improbably enough, we must begin with kindness”.
- An old interview with Maria Popova, founder and writer of Brain Pickings, “discovery engine for interestingness”, that is still worth reading:
We’ve created a culture that fetishises the new(s), and we forget the wealth of human knowledge, wisdom, and transcendence that lives in the annals of what we call “history” – art, literature, philosophy, and so many things that are both timeless and incredibly timely.
Happy week ahead, everyone!