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Maria Popova
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On this last day of my twenties, I set out to apply the 6th of my 7 principles (j.mp/1nLAPxM) for a few days. Here’s to presence.
What you missed this week: C.S. Lewis on what free will really means, Jeanette Winterson on the power of art & more j.mp/1rJ40EX
This Disapproval Matrix for handling criticism is a thing of genius and essential internet-age literacy j.mp/1ziPdll
T.S. Eliot's hand-drawn manuscripts and illustrated Practical Cats cover j.mp/1mRymx3 pic.twitter.com/njbpR9hKdA
"Creative ideas probably occur as part of a potentially dangerous mental process.” Pause-giver: j.mp/1mRy757
What Muppets creator Jim Henson teaches us about bridging creative integrity and commercial success j.mp/1zivAcS
Gorgeous sculptures made using plastic, salvaged wood, and a swarm of bees j.mp/1zicAeG pic.twitter.com/f6e92Jip5t
Wonderful news: Finnish artist Tove Jansson, creator of the iconic Moomin series, will be gracing a new Euro coin j.mp/1qG4fRA
Edna St. Vincent Millay on the death penalty and what it really means to be an “anarchist” j.mp/1rKluiH pic.twitter.com/zOygHnd24V
Angelorum, the new @jamesapollo record, is simply sublime j.mp/1nJfRiS
Some thoughts on measuring “success” j.mp/1rpk37e
C.S. Lewis on suffering and what it means to have free will in a universe of fixed laws j.mp/1rpjlGX pic.twitter.com/q6l88KxbEj
Jeanette Winterson on writing and how art creates a sanctified space for the human experience j.mp/1usQQOb pic.twitter.com/ft4N7NtP7b
Beautiful and moving children’s book about the lives of migrant workers j.mp/1zh3ChT #immigration pic.twitter.com/gSD1ip9otG
“There is no final, satisfying way to balance our need to be known with our need to be alone.” YES. j.mp/1rImcP1
How a vintage children's book with art by Lynd Ward saved NYC's iconic Little Red Lighthouse j.mp/1zh3q1Y pic.twitter.com/Z3yaDq6seK
What you missed this week: C.S. Lewis on free will, a children's book that helps kids deal with loss, and more j.mp/1rJ3N4t
Gaston Bachelard on dreams, love, solitude and happiness – a soul-expanding read j.mp/1zh3eQs pic.twitter.com/5LLGWZzraF
Astronomer Jill Tarter, who inspired Jodie Foster’s character in Contact,on playing the long game in science and life j.mp/1rodCBm
Love Is Forever – wonderful children's book that helps kids deal with losing a loved one j.mp/1usQfvO pic.twitter.com/IDRp3ytEq5
Rethinking the placebo effect – how our minds actually affect our bodies j.mp/1xhVQkL
New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast’s remarkable illustrated meditation on aging,illness and death j.mp/1rKeRNl pic.twitter.com/IINKcgum9J