"The whole culture is telling you to hurry, while the art tells you to take your time. Always listen to the art.”
- Junot Diaz
I had a wonderful day visiting art museums and galleries in Tokyo.
I took it at my own pace. I got to enjoy the hard work, dedication, practice, and creativity of others. It was really a nice day, all alone, I felt like I could just take in and think. No sacrifices today, just a chance to set my own schedule and enjoy.
I really loved these rules I saw at the Taka Ishii Gallery. A nice set of rules to live by as we try to manage trade-offs.
And Patrick Pichette the CFO of Google just retired. At the young age of 52, one of the most important people at Google is quitting to spend time with his wife. Patrick's wife had asked him recently to travel around the world, and if not, when was it going to be our time?
This summer, Tamar and I will be celebrating our 25th anniversary. When our kids are asked by their friends about the success of the longevity of our marriage, they simply joke that Tamar and I have spent so little time together that "it's really too early to tell" if our marriage will in fact succeed...She deserves more.
In the end, life is wonderful, but nonetheless a series of trade offs, especially between business/professional endeavours and family/community. And thankfully, I feel I’m at a point in my life where I no longer have to have to make such tough choices anymore.
In the end, Patrick decided that after 7 years at Google, it was now the right moment for his Time On with his wife. Very excited for him.