Monday, 19 August 2013
Quotes: Renzetti & Thurston
"Above all, the indolent realize that when the brain is resting it's actually at its most receptive. If it's quiet, wild and wonderful things nest within it. Recently, Baratunde Thurston, author of How to Be Black and the self-described "most connected man on earth," decided to unplug for a 25-day vacation, and wrote about the experience in Fast Company magazine. The unplugging itself was a huge enterprise, and left him briefly shaken, like a high-and-dry drunk. He was trapped, and suddenly he was free. "The greatest gift I gave myself was a renewed appreciation for disengagement, emptiness and silence," he wrote. "Unoccupied moments are beautiful." (Elizabeth Renzetti, "In praise of indolence: The work-weary should take 'unplugged' vacations" Globe & Mail, Sat. July 6, 2013, p. A2) Link to Baratunde Thurston's Fast Company article.