‘I really like it. It looks beautiful, the colours are lush and it’s a refreshing perspective on the world. I love the idea of excellent dates engaging with Pliny’s figs and mushrooms, your thought provoking note on innocence, and the concept of the songs of men deep in the heart of grape buds’ – Nicki

Unsorted now

Unsorted now

A lyrical description of savouring the present, from Laurie Lee's wonderful account of walking across Spain. Eating bread and sausage, my back to the church wall, I was aware only of this point of time, the arrested moment of casual detail, the unsorted rubbish of...

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Remember the here and now

Remember the here and now

This lovely poem by Kevin Crossley-Holland recalls a first moment of mindfulness, of zooming in on a moment with the aim of remembering.  I do this from time to time, during precious moments: slow it down, stop and savour it consciously.  Such a moment came...

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On cultivating a style of heart

On cultivating a style of heart

A thoughtful comment which can be applied to the common enough feeling of lacking time, whether in the span of a day, a year or a life.  I've had this quotation in mind for decades, yet have still been susceptible to periods of forcing time. For us, the living, the...

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Happiness in triplicate

Here a young woman is three times happy, including the awareness of her happiness and its cause. May you enjoy similar moments of triple whammy happiness!

'She was...

The inner instinct of memory

A surprising interpretation of remembering and forgetting by Stefan Zweig, attributing them to an instinctive filter choosing or discarding what sticks in the memory.  It's particularly touching because the book...

To make hope possible

One aim of nuannaarpoq.com is to reinforce joyful people, even when they feel assailed by humdrum issues or simply by the apparent state of the world. I liked this definition...

On good nature

Fielding's comment first appeared on my radar about 35 years ago, then I forgot about it, then found it again when re-reading Joseph Andrews.  Much of Fielding's writing promotes such...

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