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Musical Monday, Aziz Ansari + Modern Romance

Aziz ansari quote
Another Monday is upon us, and I’ve always felt the beginning of the week requires some kind of mantra, theme, words of wisdom; whatever your flavor. So here’s some exciting news- did you know Aziz Ansari (AKA Tom Haverford, Tommy Fresh, the man behind Treat Yo’self Day & DJ Roomba) wrote a book about relationships? Normally I’m not a fan of relationship writing because it’s all very subjective. However- I read an excerpt in a magazine last week, and it was actually, dare I say it, pretty charming.

This quote made me so happy- enough to request that my local library get a copy immediately. The book is called Modern Romance, and it comes out June 16th. Obviously I can’t wait. Will you be reading?

Music monday

In other news, I finally got around to creating a dedicated Musical Monday playlist on Spotify,so please feel free to follow. I’m slowly building up a list of past Musical Monday faves, and will continue to add new songs each week. If you have any suggestions, please let me know- I’m always looking for new music. This week’s song is newer to me. I’ve heard Sylvan Esso in the past, but my friend Tess introduced me to this song a few weeks ago, and it’s been on repeat. Check it out below! And as always, let me know if you have suggestions for new books and music- they’re my two favorite things.

Sylvan Esso Mami

Monday Mantra

C’est peut-être ça la vie : beaucoup de désespoir mais aussi quelques moments de beauté où le temps n’est plus le même. C’est comme si les notes de musique faisaient un genre de parenthèses dans le temps, de supension, un ailleurs ici même, un toujours dans le jamais.
Maybe that’s what life is all about: lots of despair, but also some odd moments of beauty, where time is no longer the same. It’s as if the music notes were a kind of parenthesis in time, suspension, an elsewhere even here, a still in the never.

Yes, that’s it. A still in the never.
– Muriel Babery, The Elegance of the Hedgehog

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