What an exhilarating day in Wellington! Check out Lori, Automattic’s HR Lead, on our latest adventure:
Oh, what a day in Costa Rica. We made our way into the rainforest near Arenal Volcano and spent the cool, misty afternoon zipping through the treetops. The view from above was spectacular — I had to shoot a video while I was flying through the air so I could share it with you:
Whoa! Someone on our boat took a dive into the bay:
Do you have a favorite quote that you return to again and again? What is it, and why does it move you?
These questions from today’s daily prompt have stirred me.
One of my favorite quotes comes from Gertrude Stein:
When you get there, there isn’t any there there.
When I was 19, I moved to the French Riviera. A screenwriting major, I chose to study in Cannes. I wanted to intern at the international film festival and rub elbows with important people in the industry. I wanted to become fluent in French.
Soon, I’d be bilingual. And meet a director. Or a producer. It was my chance.
And so, I went to France. I had French classes in morning, I served coffee to celebrities, I carried sound equipment across the beach for TV crews, and watched movie premieres.
But ultimately, nothing materialized from the experience, or nothing tangible I could show for. When the semester ended, I went home. A year later, I graduated with a film degree, but eventually shoved my scripts in a drawer. End scene.
Here’s a view of a street near my guesthouse in Hanoi, Vietnam. The roads here are chaotic at first, but once I started weaving in and out of traffic alongside everyone else, I sensed a flow to all the madness…