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 5

Chapter 3: Shadow Examining   Perhaps everyone has two shadows. One shadow follows us, the other lies within us and disregards the presence of light. This second shadow can never really be seen, because it’s created by our histories, the places we’ve come from, our thoughts and feelings and memories. This second shadow can only…

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Day 357

Matteo Farinella: The Curiosity of Communication: Inspired by the Artistic Work of Santiago Ramón y Cajal Ink on paper “‘Curiouser and curiouser!’ cried Alice” Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Curiosity leads me through life, pulling me down rabbit hole after rabbit hole. Questioning has the power to open up doors which can in turn…

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