Thursday, 29 April 2010

Carpe Diem Daily

The School of Life, on which I have written on these pages before, has created a free mobile phone app, Carpe Diem Daily, which sends users a daily message and a task to ‘encourage reflection and looking at the world in an inquisitive and helpful way’:

Interest declared: I came up a few of the messages and tasks. Such as this one:

The Sea of Tranquillity, the Ocean of Storms, the Bay of Rainbows. They have more poetic names for places on the moon. Come up with some poetic names for places on earth. For example, England, Scotland and Wales could be “the wobbly triangle of rain”.

Mundane quote for the day: ‘The Autoroute is a rose river, along which floats a barely perceptible violet mist, and the cars and trucks pass like ghosts, their deafening noise hushed at night by the fog that softens everything, by the distance between them and us, which delimits the world where we live, as if we were not, nor could we ever be, travellers on the same road.’ – Julio Cortazar and Carol Dunlop, The Autonauts of the Cosmoroute

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