“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, playlists, and life perspectives.
It is fuelled by my fascination of how humans make sense of love, longing, and loneliness.
I love 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 an idea, mood or feeling almost perfectly. I’ve made soundtracks to document pretty much every major and minor life experience since forever.
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 that I was her ‘life curator’ and I liked the sound of being a go-to friend, human jukebox, and soul caretaker in one.
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. Or as poet David Whyte says:
The great questions of life that refuse to go away.
I have an affinity for the forest, books, farmers markets, avocado, alliteration, tea, and tiny things.
I am hoping to figure out how I can crawl into a Bon Iver song and live there.