Scarlett Johansson ~ Under the Skin (2013)
The spine of the Maldives - sun, sand, palm trees and so much vibrant turqoise water you could easily lose your mind in it 🌴 (at Maldives)
"Over the years I’ve been in some fairly dangerous situations. It’s part of the risks you accept doing expeditions. Yet one of the hardest things I’ve ever done was quit my job. I used to be in IT. Everyone said I was crazy to quit the security of a regular income to follow my dreams.
Then not long after quitting, I had a huge setback. I was attempting to ski to the North Pole - but I had to be airlifted out because of frostbite on my hands. I got out in time to save my fingers, but the trip was a failure. The sponsors were really disappointed and I became depressed. I began to doubt myself. Maybe my friends had been right. Maybe I’d overestimated myself. It was a dark time. I was in the valley.
But my wife encouraged me to keep going. ‘Just try again’. She helped lift me out of depression. And the next year, I made it to the North Pole. “
"What inspires you?"
"Since I was a kid my favourite book has been Jonathan Livingston Seagull. I’ve read it over and over again. It’s what I’m all about. "
“You have the freedom to be yourself, your true self, here and now, and nothing can stand in your way.” - Jonathan Livingston Seagull
"What advice do you have for people?"
In an effort to get people to look
into each other’s eyes more,
and also to appease the mutes,
the government has decided
to allot each person exactly one hundred
and sixty-seven words, per day.
When the phone rings, I put it to my ear
without saying hello. In the restaurant
I point at chicken noodle soup.
I am adjusting well to the new way.
Late at night, I call my long distance lover,
proudly say I only used fifty-nine today.
I saved the rest for you.
When she doesn’t respond,
I know she’s used up all her words,
so I slowly whisper I love you
thirty-two and a third times.
After that, we just sit on the line
and listen to each other breathe.
Skate board - Ballerina Ecosse