"That your attention is in one sense the most precious part of you, it is your soul spending yourself, to teach you that there’s always more.
That your attention is a resource that can be drafted, commandeered, militarized and made to march — like youth, passion, or patriotism...
That if you sometimes try to comfort yourself by thinking, Cows don’t know about him, you’re not alone."
Plus, the reminder that looking at a screen, and through that screen at the Interwebs and social media is maybe not the best way to start the day. I like this too:
"The single best way to give the morning back to myself is to open a real book as I drink my first cup of coffee. I’m not sure why real books are best. I think the pages remind me that I have fingerprints. I think I like to see what I have read lying sweetly by the side of what I’m about to read, like a wife."
In a hotel in Maryland with one little dog, drifting off to sleep at 8:40 PM. I'm going to try listening to Max Richter's Sleep all night long, just for fun.