by Nomi Prins
One of my favorite quotes of Henry David Thoreau is this:
“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.”
That quote captures the spirit of “carpe diem”, seize the day – except the idea is to seize every day, every experience, every awakening, and every awareness. It’s following the human impulse to explore the unexplored, question what doesn’t ring true, dig beneath the surface of what you think you know to formulate your own reality, and embrace the inherent ‘now’ of life.
Earlier this week, a composer friend of mine asked me why I became a writer. And not in that ‘why did you leave banking to become a writer’ sort of way, deeper than that.