I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something. So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life. Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever.
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This was in Cremona.
It was early in the morning, and we had just finished breakfast. Three of my friends and I decided to wander around in the town before the day started. We were in awe of this quaint little town with modest-on-the-outside-but-incredible-on-the-inside-looking churches behind every alleyway.
There were couples hand in hand, mothers with their children watering flowers on their balconies, old ladies hanging clothes to dry on the tops of the houses, and elderly couples feeding pigeons by a fountain.
Shortly after, we met a kind elderly man who led us through the streets of Cremona with a little puppy by his side, pointing to the tops of churches and fountains with a smile. And gesturing towards our surroundings and finally, his heart when our unexpected tour came to an end.