“I beg you, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.” – Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters To A Young Poet
Life Curator is a digital home for travel stories, city guides, soundtracks, and life perspectives.
It is fuelled by my fascination of how humans make sense of love, lust, longing, and loneliness.
I like to pull ideas apart and put them back together using music I’ve listened to, books I’ve read, and conversations I’ve had.
I spent a year writing a thesis on mix tape culture and discovered a) they’ll really let you study anything and b) the power of lyrics to communicate my inner world. Playlists are my favourite form of expression.
If you’re wondering what a ‘life curator’ is and if I made up the word, the answer is yes. To curate in Latin means to ‘take care of’. A friend once said I should be her ‘life curator’, and so the name stuck.
The truth is I am trying to figure out how to live my way into all the unanswered questions that I have and remain sane. I’m learning that patience is like salsa dancing with, as poet David Whyte says:
The great questions of life that refuse to go away.
I have an affinity for trees, books, farmers markets, avocado, alliteration, tea, and tiny things.
I’d like to one day have a house in the woods, a bathtub, a fireplace, and a cat on the porch. Like crawling inside a Bon Iver song and living there.