Every Monday, words to start the week.
Keeping it short this week, from Ricky Gervais: a tiny tidbit of really, really good advice.
-Movie theater etiquette of way-back-when.
-Pico Iyer writes about Leonard Cohen's decision to spend five years in seclusion under the tutelage of Zen teacher Kyozan Joshu Sasaki: "Sitting still with his aged Japanese friend, sipping Courvoisier, and listening to the crickets deep into the night, was the closest he'd come to finding lasting happiness, the kind that doesn't change even when life throws up one of its regular challenges and disruptions. 'Nothing touches it,' Cohen said, as the light came into the cabin, of sitting still…Going nowhere, as Cohen described it, was the grand adventure that makes sense of everywhere else."
Have a happy Monday! More recommended reading, here.