Recommended ReadsApril 13th, 2021

Falling in love with the everyday

Hannah Stocks
Hannah Stocks, Senior Strategic Designer

I recently listened to a conversation with Maira Kalman, an author and illustrator whose work revolves around “the normal daily things that people fall in love with”. Her observations of the peculiarities, absurdities, joys and tragedies of daily life can be found in places like the New Yorker.

At 72, she is currently performing in the alternative ballet Hertz Schmertz. “I’m so curious about so many things that I surprise myself with my curiosity and my desire, my delight in seeing all of this stuff.”

This interview came as a reminder to me to be present, to observe and to appreciate the individualities of others. In the strange uncertain world we find ourselves in, it can become harder and harder to retain a sense of enthusiasm for the weird little things that make us human. I encourage you to ask yourself: what did I fall in love with today?

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