Week 18

Chapter 9: 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…

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Week 16

21×21 pt. 1 Illustrating and accompanying Week 15, “And as the girl’s flames deepen to embers / as the bucket-beating hands grow cold, / one by one, the tired passers-by / begin to listen. / Ears catch first, burning slips of paper / as heads go up in flames / hands reach out”

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Week 14

34×34 pt. 2 Illustrating and accompanying Week 13, “We may find story after story after story weaving together our experiences—our fears and mistakes and hopes— until a dragon becomes a princess; until we have the courage to reflect on and question the cultures surrounding us so that we may incubate stories that learn to capture…

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Week 13

Chapter 7: The Importance of Monsters Listen to the Dragons 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…

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