Excerpt from "Look Both Ways"
It occurred to me, as I stood there, that I could simultaneously, vividly look both ways - backward and forward, in time - at once. I remembered longing to know what was coming, who I would become and how. And I suddenly saw it all over again in front of me. The light was exactly the same, and as the sun fell and the summer shadows slivered against the elegant, lean, concrete towers in the distance, I recognized the smell of the warm air, the precise pink and grey of the coming dusk and the mysterious melancholy and joy of both knowing and not-knowing, and the continuity that occurs when both collide.Debbie Millman
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About the Author
Debbie Millman has worked in the design business for 25 years. She is a partner and president of the design division at Sterling Brands, one of the country's leading brand identity firms. She has been there for twelve years and in that time she has worked on the redesign of global brands for Pepsi, Gillette, Unilever, Colgate, Kimberly Clark, Nestle and Campbell's. Debbie is currently on the National Board of the AIGA. She is an author on the design blog Speak Up, a regular contributor to Print Magazine and she teaches at the School of Visual Arts and Fashion Institute of Technology. In 2005 she began hosting the first weekly radio talk show about design on the Internet. The show is titled Design Matters with Debbie Millman and it is featured on the Voice America Business Network. The show currently has over 100,000 listeners a month.