Vincent Van Patten
A human on a journey. Host of The Dare to Dream Podcast. Check out my debut book: Arrows of Youth
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I’m at the top of Mount Royal, looking down at the city below. It’s dusk — the lights of the city are starting to come on. The lights turn the sky purple, hazy blue, a fading pink as the sun falls low.

Montreal, you are absolutely stunning. The vibe feels…

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The initial cracks on the spine of the book have presented themselves like the surface of a frozen lake before it breaks. The pages have softened — notes and scribbles cover their fraying corners.

These qualities represent a book that has transcended its purpose as words put on pages glued…

If you’re in the United States, happy holidays. We celebrate Thanksgiving as a day dedicated to gratitude and sharing thanks for what we have. In this spirit of gratitude, I want to share a concept called amor fati, a Latin phrase which means the love of fate.

The 19th-century philosopher…

Tokyo, Japan. Photo by author

Words help us uncover the concealed meanings stored away through billions of years of turning, burying, growth and decay. They are the keys we use to unlock the limitless potential of the world.

I put these signs down on the page, these sounds, and they trigger something in you; perhaps…

Vincent Van Patten

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