This morning I had the distinct pleasure of catching up with a friend over video call. I’m really looking forward to seeing him again in person, among other friends, to roll dice and make merry in the universe he’s created.
Between now and then we’ve decided to embark on a podcast project, which neither of us are really sure how to do. All the more reason to do it. We’ll learn and grow and make even more merry. In talking about the project my friend mentioned the idea of ‘paying it forward’. He was talking about a passion for music, for piano and Romanticism in particular.
More broadly, it’s one of my most favourite things – to pay something forward. To accept the generosity you’ve been shown as a gift, one you need not or cannot repay. Instead, to share your own grace with the world and make it a little better.