Please murmur with me

Saturday, August 15, 2015


"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time."  John Lubbock 

I want to murmur with you. I want to meet new people, learn about the world, hear your story, share your story, be heard, start a dialogue. We all grew up with this notion that we should not talk to strangers, but then how are we meant to meet people? Every day we meet new people at work, the people who serve you at a restaurant, on your daily coffee run, on your online dating app and even on one of those paper ads on a New York lamp post. I don't usually pay attention to those paper ads, they're littered on every other lamp post, you just don't stop to notice them (except for the "Looking for a Girlfriend" ad, that's still pretty funny. Hope he found a girlfriend). But on this very day, I was waiting to cross 4th Avenue and I noticed the word "murmur" and it caught my attention immediately.

Murmur Podcast is run by Uluç, he wants to have a conversation with you. If this interests you, you can contact him here. I find this idea to be such a great way to connect with people. A dialogue can eventually lead you to a friendship. Since friendships in New York can be so transient, people should be more proactive about making friends. I'm making a conscious decision to be more available to my friends, because I care about them and I hope to make new solid friendships along the way.

Life is truly an extraordinary journey. You must live it with a sense of purpose. Ready, set, go!