As happens a lot on the internet, I came upon Sarah Kay through a series of randomish events and link clicks. She’s a spoken word poet, among other things, whose work has a startling clarity about it. I watched one of her videos a week or two back, and then her TED talk, and since then I’ve made it a habit to start my morning out with another. I think I’ve now made it through all of them on the linked page.
They’re quick. Two minutes. Three. Five at the most, I think. I particularly liked “B” and “Toothbrush to the Bicycle Tire.” I thought “Hiroshima” was remarkable.
I found they made me think a little, and made me happy most of the time. Perhaps you’ll feel differently, but I think you could do a lot worse than starting your day with a bit of Sarah Kay.