“This moment, it's holy. But we walk around like it's not holy. We walk around like there are some holy moments and there are all the other moments that are not holy … but this moment is holy, right?”

This quote comes from a conversation in Waking Life, a 2001 animated film that takes us in and out of surreal conversations, raising deep questions about our dreams and reality while blurring the lines between them.

I rewatched the movie over the weekend and love this scene, as well as so much of the movie. It reminds me just how incredible every waking moment is.

In our day-to-day lives, it’s easy to forget and even easier to take for granted the magic of right now — magical in the sense that so many unlikely, incomprehensible events had to transpire in this universe to make this very moment possible. Even the sad moments, the stressful moments, the mundane moments — these are of course magical too, but rarely feel that way in the moment.

Then there are the moments where you can definitely feel the magic. Like the moment I made my newborn daughter, Mala, smile for the first time. I will never forget that unbelievable sense of wonder and connection.

It is a gift to appreciate the magic of what’s happening right now.

What is one magical memory that you have from this year?

Mike Radparvar
Co-Founder, Holstee

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