Nature truly is the source of life. There’s probably nothing in this world that brings more inspiration in people’s lives than the small and the great wonders of nature, from the cycles of life, to the beauty and healing power it has over everything.
But there’s more to it. All the things that humans have built since the beginning of the world, from cities, to architecture, to charming places and, basically, anything that is external to ourselves – we’ll keep our senses open so we can breathe in as much life, inspiration and wonder through words and snapshots.
“Backpack”, the 15th edition of LAUREL Monthly Soundlust, steps into our innate wilder nature, invoking the stories that we are made of and how we carry them along with us, throughout our life journey. Compiled of indie-folk tunes you might listen to by the campfire or play in your mind as you explore the outdoors, this newly curated playlist hopefully inspires you to take your own backpack and get out there in the wild.
Some of the things that bring me a great deal of joy in this life are reading, writing and being close to nature. Either I’m immersing in a good book, or putting ideas to paper (yes, paper first) and writing, or being outdoors in nature, there’s this wandering spirit that awakens inside of me and it’s when I feel most alive. In this piece of writing that I’m about to share with you here, reminiscences from my recent travels in the mountains shyly intertwine with a few ideas found in my two favorite books, in quite a beautiful and serendipitous way.
A short spin around the inspiration behind the name "LAUREL" and how this journal seeks to explore the many facets of our inner and outer world with a balanced, conscious and creative approach towards leading a life to love and cherish.
I want to meet the good side of the world, you know, the real good. The one that inspires people to be kind and good to each other, the one that helps them become better individuals, better friends, better parents, better neighbours. That world where I can put my hands to work, my mind to create and my heart to give it a good beat.