“But this is the world as it’s always been: Something grows, rises, and dies, and from the ashes something else is made. We are tiny custodians.” —Brunello Cucinelli
GQ ran an article in their April issue that made me happy to be alive again. Brunello Cucinelli, if you didn’t know (I didn’t, that’s for sure), is a high-end cashmere clothing designer in Italy. He produces things that I can’t afford, that I can’t even find in stores near me. But the article isn’t only about a financial success dream I can only catch scents of. It also reveals a man who has philosophies, who is trying to be the best damn human being he can be. This quote, toward the tail end of Michael Paterniti’s article, is something we all need to realize: we are tiny blips of an existence on a tiny planet in a sea of nothing. We take care of things for a little while and then we stop. And that’s not depressing. That’s amazing.