When I first met Rebecca five years ago at my last company where we worked, there was an almost instantaneous connection. I knew right off the bat that she was capable, smart, dependable, and most of all - kind. Within a couple weeks, I was comfortable enough sit down with her and engage in deep conversation in a matter of minutes. Our topics covered almost everything: women's rights, personal relationships, social responsibility, dark chocolate... it's not every day I find someone I connect with on such a meaningful level.
We tend to pick friends who think like us. With such similarities, it is easy, comfortable, and natural for friendship to blossom. However, when a friendship blossoms despite the differences, it can accelerate our growth, pushing us to see another perspective we had never imagined.
I discovered Fumiko Hori's artwork while visiting Hakone, Japan, where the Narukawa Museum held a special memorial exhibition for Ms. Hori’s artwork to commemorate her passing in February 2019. I was awestruck by Ms. Hori’s creativity and curiosity; her relentless pursuit of her passion is evident in all of her eclectic pieces. Born in 1918, Ms. Hori lived through turbulent times to be one hundred years old. Over her long life, Ms. Hori traveled to the Himalayas, South America, Europe, and the United States for her inspiration, and when she became physically too frail to travel in her advanced age, she armed herself with a microscope and “traveled” into the world of microorganisms and microbes for her art.
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