Today I was sitting in my last UCLA writing course for the summer and thinking of ways to fuel my momentum.
I remembered a book I read a few months ago, called “How to Be An Adult.” There’s a quote I’ve never forgotten:
“The Fertile Void is the existential metaphor for giving up the familiar supports of the present and trusting the momentum of life to produce new opportunities and vistas. The acrobat who swings from one trapeze to the next knows just when he must let go. He gauges his release exquisitely and for a moment he has nothing going for him but his momentum. Our hearts follow his arc and we love him for risking the unsupported moment.”
-Erving and Miriam Polster, Gestalt Therapy Integrated
I was brainstorming ways to swing to my own next trapeze when I had the idea to start a Thursday tradition. Based on things I loved during my week, intended to inspire you too, I will now start sharing lists of things I think are the Bee’s Knees.
Of course, since it also references one of my favorite cocktails (order one at the Soho House - the best!), I had to include the recipe for you to make at home.
My inner middle school student is cueing Mariah Carey: “Honey got me hooked on…”