Anyone can achieve their fullest potential, who we are might be predetermined, but the path we follow is always of our own choosing. We should never allow our fears or the expectations of others to set the frontiers of our destiny. Your destiny can’t be changed but, it can be challenged. Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one.

— Martin Heidegger

Charlie Watts has died

One anecdote relates that in the mid-1980s, an intoxicated Jagger phoned Watts’s hotel room in the middle of the night, asking, “Where’s my drummer?” Watts reportedly got up, shaved, dressed in a suit, put on a tie and freshly shined shoes, descended the stairs, and punched Jagger in the face, saying: “Don’t ever call me your drummer again. You’re my fucking singer!”

To be, in a word, unborable…. It is the key to modern life. If you are immune to boredom, there is literally nothing you cannot accomplish.

― David Foster Wallace, The Pale King

Hoffnung

A woman wearing a face mask walks past a mural by Irish artist Emmalene Blake in Dublin’s city centre during level 5 COVID-19 lockdown. The theme of the artwork quotes the title of the Irish rock band ‘Inhaler’ with the words ‘It won’t always be like this’. On Friday, 19 March 2021, in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images)