me around 3 years old

I got to thinking about time. Most of us approach life as if it is going to last forever, when in fact, in perspective, life is quite short. Maybe it’s just me, but somehow I get the feeling we never get to enjoy the moment, as we’re always thinking about the future while dragging the past behind. When was the last time you stopped and smelled the roses?

Now this is not another ‘carpe diem’ speech. As I was reading Clare‘s answers to my interview, a part of my mind was stuck on “I’ve always said I want to be Editor of Vogue.” And while remembering my own childhood dream, I realised how easy it is to get sidetracked by, well, life. We grow up, replace toys with gadgets, want to get done with school as soon as possible, only to want to get through the work week fast. It is our life that we’re actually getting through with, and missing out on. So if this is something, it’s more of a  ‘are you living the life you want’ type of speech. Because anything short of trying to fulfil your own personal dreams would really be a shame.

Bresson once said: “We cannot develop and print a memory.” As far as I know, none of our contemporaries managed this task either. So make sure to fully experience and enjoy every moment, and keep the memories safe in your hearts 🙂

La Maison en Petits Cubes‘ movie stills
Dali’s Melting Time Sculpture and Persistence of Memory Painting, The White Rabbit of Alice in Wonderland
Henri Cartier-Bresson photography,  Casablanca movie still, Christiaan Postma clock
On the weekend, as part of Anim’est, the animation film festival, we got to see an amazing short animation called “The House of Small Cubes” (La Maison en Petits Cubes), a story so beautifully and sensitively said that by the end of it I was making efforts to stop crying. For your viewing pleasure, I embedded it bellow, and if you have the time to see it, I promise you won’t regret it.