Jan
15

Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg

‘That’s how you really change the world. Through romance, not politics.’

Billy Bragg

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Jan
14

Kamenashi Kazuya

Kamenashi Kazuya

“There’s something beautiful about keeping certain aspects of your life hidden. Maybe people are beautiful because you can’t see everything.”

Kamenashi Kazuya

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Jan
12

The Now

The Now

‘You kind of get to thinking about the what, the how, the why. Yet really, when it all boils down, you’re living in the now.’

Chester Dawkins

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Jan
10

Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman

“This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.”

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Jan
4

Mark Nepo

Mark Nepo

‘Like it or not, we’re asked to let everything in and through, trusting that it’s the passage of life through us that is renewing, not what we accumulate or accomplish along the way. As blood must pass through organs, as rivers must empty into the sea, our thoughts and feelings must pass through our being, if we’re to stay fresh and changeable. After all these years, I’ve come to see that the aim is not to be empty or full, but to stay an open channel for everything life has to offer. I’m still learning how to do this.’

–Mark Nepo, in Things that Join the Sea and the Sky: Field Notes on Living (2017).

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