Dear L,

I was a reading quite a bit about Rilke, and the power of melancholy in our lives. Today, I wanted to slice and dice some surrounding aspects of melancholy. Mainly pessimism, despair, hope; From a video essay about music from the Canadian musical outfit "Godspeed You Black Emperor", to a review of a book named "We Germans".

Between Pessism And Hope

Why is the hotel room a place of such lingering despair? - Suzanne Joinson | Aeon Essays

A Former Soldier Tells His Grandson: 'I Wasn't a Nazi.'

And to end on a lighter note, I wanted to draw your attention to one of our favourite apps, Notion. Just to let you know, they are doing well.

Notion, Maker of Collaboration Software, Raises $50 Million