Tupperwolf: Wealth, risk, and stuff -
Via Anne Galloway on Twitter, I just saw Living With Less. A Lot Less, an opinion piece in the New York Times.
I run into some version of this essay by some moneybags twig-bishop about once a year, and it bugs me every time.
Here’s the thing. Wealth is not a number of dollars. It is not a…
Haha, pretty much.
Beautiful anatomical heart embroidery by artist Andrea Dezsö. More at the intersection of art and medicine here and here.
(Source: jonnekingma, via just-keep-rowing)
And you’re just like:
it was a dream -
in which my greater self rose up before me accusing me of my life with her extra finger whirling in a gyre of rage at what my days had come to. what, i pleaded with her, could i do, oh what could i have done? and she twisted her wild hair and sparked her wild eyes and screamed as long as i could hear her This. This. This.
What makes people smart, curious, alert, observant, competent, confident, resourceful, persistent – in the broadest and best sense, intelligent – is not having access to more and more learning places, resources, and specialists, but being able in their lives to do a wide variety of interesting things that matter, things that challenge their ingenuity, skill, and judgment, and that make an obvious difference in their lives and the lives of people around them. — ~ John Holt, Teach Your Own
Character — the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life — is the source from which self-respect springs. — Joan Didion on self-respect, a must-read. (via explore-blog)
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AUSTIN KLEON: On Regina Spektor's “gift of small hands” -
There’s a piece in the NYTimes today about how Spektor’s “shortcomings as a classical pianist turned her into a songwriter.” Spektor has very small hands, and while studying classical piano, “scores had to be rearranged, her left hand taking on part of the role of the left.” After a while, it…