“We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch – we are going back from whence we came…”
– John F. Kennedy
Ikigai is a Japanese concept that means “a reason for being”, “the reason to live”, your raison d’être.
In the culture of Okinawa, Ikigai is thought of as “your reason to wake up in the morning”, your reason to enjoy life.
So, have you found your Ikigai? What makes you get up in the morning?
My neighbour doesn’t know but just the fact that he is growing plants on his rooftop makes me happy.
When it’s bright and sunny over Shanghai, like today, all I could think of is this song by Michel Sardou: “Je viens du Sud, et par tous les chemins j’y reviens…” .
“I am not cold. I am British. I don’t need a scarf to go to school.” – Arthur, 5 years old.
– Which reminds me this quote by Orson Wells:
“Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.”
Mails from Celine have this quote in her signature:
“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” – Henry Ford.