As a street performer, Amanda Palmer enjoyed falling in love with strangers for just a moment.

Some of us work tirelessly towards success. We don’t know what it would mean to reach our goal, our confidence collected from the public perception of our success.

Life is beautiful. Each moment is a gift we are trained to choke down for the benefit of the time.

If you have a goal, it is but a series of approaching moments.

Giving your attention to those moments, of love, of the little rituals you enjoy, lends truth to your experiences. They are no longer servile to an existential goal.

Your attention builds quality into those moments, the same quality we seek when we ignore the present for the future.