I just finished reading Amy Poehler’s Yes Please. Besides being quite funny, the book is surprisingly introspective. She reflects on her choices in life, the good ones and the bad ones, and questions a lot of the choices our society is currently making.
I especially loved her chapter called “The Robots Will Kill Us All,” which points out the way technology, specifically our phones, is completely changing us.
It made me think.
And it made me put down my phone.
Amy Poehler said,
“I have realized that mystery is what keeps people away, and I’ve grown tired of smoke and mirrors. I yearn for the clean, well-lighted place. So let’s peek behind the curtain and hail the others like us. The open-faced sandwiches who take risks and live big and smile with all of their teeth.
These are the people I want to be around.
This is the honest way I want to live and love and write.”
I read this, read it again, wrote it down, and read it a third, and fourth time.
I love this.
I want to live in front of the curtain, throw away the top pieces of bread, and take risks with my opportunities.
A life well lived AND well lit.
A life full of people smiling with all of their teeth.
A life that’s big, and full, and honest.
I yearn for the clean, well lighted place.
Not many design houses do the “well lit, well curated” space better than Heirloom & Knot. Here are some of my favorites and the inspiration for my next room.