• The Hidden Treasures of Solitude

    “If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain.” What Emily Dickinson can teach us about the hidden treasures of solitude…


  • In Praise of Shadows…

    ‘In Praise of Shadows’ is a book first published in 1933 by the notable Japanese author Junichiro Tanizaki. The beating heart of the text is a deeply poetic and graceful exploration of: what beauty means, and where it is to be found. And over the course of what first appears to be a brief and […]


  • Everything is Broken / A Message of Hope…

    “There is a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.”           – Leonard Cohen ‘Kintsugi’ (or ‘Kintsukuroi’) is the Japanese art of repairing broken objects with gold.  Once repaired, the objects are considered more beautiful for having been broken. In today’s world, perhaps more than ever before, […]