My friend Laura sent me a birthday card with this wonderful quote on the front of it. I had such a visceral reaction to it that I teared up a bit, because this is exactly how I feel my life is and should be.
“You are the books you read, the films you watch, the music listen to, the people you meet, the dreams you have, the conversations you engage in. You are what you take from these. You are the sound of the ocean, the breath of fresh air, the brightest light and the darkest corner. You are a collective of every experience you have had in your life. So drown yourself in a sea of knowledge and existence. Let the words run through your veins and let the colours fill your mind.”
- Jac Vanek
I’ve carried the card with me ever since.