This is the week we host ‘N’ in HCMC!
And it’s also where we found out quite a bit about… who we each are, individually, too.
To those who received the invitation, checkit.
‘N’ is like nothing else.
If writing is all rewriting, then… is this true:
Design is all redesign.
If it is, cool.
I’m gonna redesign this one.
It’s an update to the old story, ‘Unnecessary Jackets.’ One of our best, from the Vietnam series. It will release on Tuesday, next week. We always run our issues on Tuesdays. But you can pre-order it now.
Here is a link.
AT LAST, the picture of our guests at ‘N’ Hanoi: NARRATIVE. What stories do we tell to the world? Which ones do we tell ourselves? In this brief encounter, 16 people whose paths might not have otherwise crossed conversed and wrote, read and listened, in a space of just 2.5 hours. A magic moment. *!
‘HELLO. CAN I ASK YOU A QUESTION?’
‘What do you think makes a thing noteworthy?’
‘Makes a thing noteworthy? Is that what you asked?’
‘Something that is an experience.’
‘Good answer! Right. So what are you doing at 6PM? Because we’re going to have a conversation salon, on noteworthiness. Yes! And someone just cancelled their spot. I mean, these tickets were booked months in advance, some of them, and some of them just yesterday, but it’s all part of the design of it, you see, chance, and serendipity, and the connection that happens when, poof!, you meet, in real life. But briefly, and once.’
‘I’m interested, but not today… is it a regular thing?’
‘Good sir, briefly and once is the thing about ‘N.’ Because you can never set foot in the same river twice, et cetera.’
‘Think about it. I like your answer, and you seem nice.’
‘Yes, well, I have a client meeting at 7…’
‘Move it! ‘N’ just happens once! And ‘N’ is an experience.’
‘I, um. How can I get in touch with you?’
‘The website. There’s a form.’