this first quote i saw yesterday morning at starbucks (don’t tell anyone i was there!). it had no attribution so i asked the barista about it and he said he didn’t know where it came from. i then googled some keywords from it and found that it had originated at a new york starbucks (still no attribution). this quote resonates with me so because i feel like i have one feet headed towards the life i want to lead, and the other foot in a life that would be practical and ‘make sense’. running across this quote is the universe’s way of telling me that i need to make a commitment one way or the other.
also, on the webpage with the first quote, i found the second quote, which i think is simultaneously a description of my own mind and a description of the type of people i want (and already have, to some extent) in my life.
‘The irony of commitment is that it’s deeply liberating – in work, in play, in love. The act frees you from the tyranny of your internal critic, from the fear that likse to dress itself up and parade around as rational hesitation. To commit is to remove your head as the barrier to your life.’ -Starbucks, City Center Square, Kansas City 3/18/2009
‘The mind I love must have wild places, a tangled orchard where dark damsons drop in the heavy grass, an overgrown little wood, the chance of a snake or two, a pool nobody’s fathomed the depths of, and paths threaded with flowers planted by the mind.’ -Katherine Mansfield