Week 19

Dirt’s Grounding and Connecting Power When you feel overwhelmed Today the world is in uproar, the future feels more in certain than usual, many of us are isolated and overwhelmed. When I was little, I felt everything, thinking deep thoughts that often overwhelmed me. Find some dirt To ground myself, I planted my feet into…

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Week 18

The Importance of Being Imperfect Importance of Breaking Kintsugi, from Japanese philosophy, repairs broken pottery with gold “this process symbolising a reconciliation with the flaws and accidents of time”(1). Imperfectness can make our lives complex and meaningful and to reconcile with and to fully live into our imperfections we must find kindness for what is…

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Week 13

The Importance of Monsters Inside each story, fictional or true, is a world. And spending my childhood, adolescence, and now young adulthood within stories, I’ve learned that the more I get to know a story, the more I grow aware of the world in which stories are born: our own. The stories that pulled me…

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Week 11

Physical/Unseen Perceptions and Moments Before Sleep As a child I would keep myself up at night, marveling that every single human has such utterly different experiences. Now, years later, in the moments before sleep, I imagine a world in which our internal perceptions —those illusive and constant companions— become physical. But perhaps our internal perceptions…

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Week 9

On Re-Examining: Bare Feet, Pomegranate Seeds, and Paintings Another year is done. A new decade begun and, in the work of a second, one year hands its heft and weight to the next. At the stroke of midnight my family strip off our socks, put on our most outrageous coats, and together we run around…

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