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Duck, Death and the Tulip: An Uncommonly Tender Illustrated Meditation on the Cycle of Life

“When you’re dead, the pond will be gone, too — at least for you.”<p><i>“Death is our friend precisely because it brings us into absolute and passionate presence with all that is here, that is natural, that is love,”</i> Rilke wrote in contemplating how befriending our mortality can help us feel more alive. …

Literature

Psycho thrillers: five movies that teach us how the mind works

Power, violence, death and reality … the movies can teach us plenty about life’s big issues. From the Godfather to Groundhog Day, five psychologists pick the films that tell us what makes humans tick<p>Ten days ago in London, the Hungarian director László Nemes hosted a preview screening of his film, …

Groundhog Day

John Keats’s Exquisite Love Letter to Fanny Brawne

“Love is my religion — I could die for that — I could die for you. My Creed is Love and you are its only tenet.”<p>Exactly a year after <b>John Keats</b> (October 31, 1795–February 23, 1821) extolled the joys of being single, he fell in love. Fanny Brawne wasn’t beautiful by conventional standards, but she …

Pathways to Bliss: Joseph Campbell on Why Perfectionism Kills Love and How to Save Your Relationship

“Perfection is inhuman… What evokes our love … is the imperfection of the human being.”<p><i>“Where the myth fails, human love begins,”</i> Anaïs Nin wrote in her diary in 1941. <i>“Then we love a human being, not our dream, but a human being with flaws.”</i> Indeed, just like perfectionism kills creativity, it also …

An Experiment in Love: Martin Luther King, Jr. on the Six Pillars of Nonviolent Resistance and the Ancient Greek Notion of ‘Agape’

“Along the way of life, someone must have sense enough and morality enough to cut off the chain of hate. This can only be done by projecting the ethic of love to the center of our lives.”<p>Although <b>Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.</b> used Christian social ethics and the New Testament concept of “love” heavily …

Why the Sky Enchants Us: Our Longing for Transcendence and How Myths Elevate Human Life

“Human beings have always been mythmakers… We are meaning-seeking creatures.”<p><i>“We have such a young culture that there is an opportunity to contribute wonderful new myths to it,”</i> Kurt Vonnegut said in a forgotten 1974 interview. Indeed, we have always used myths both to make sense of the world and …

Art and the Mind’s Eye: How Drawing Trains You to See the World More Clearly and to Live with a Deeper Sense of Presence

A passionate case for learning “to search into the cause of beauty, and penetrate the minutest parts of loveliness.”<p><i>“It’s only when we look with eyes of love that we see as the painter sees,”</i> Henry Miller wrote in his forgotten 1968 gem <i>To Paint Is to Love Again</i>. Drawing, indeed, transforms the …

Arts and Crafts movement

When Woman Is Boss: Nikola Tesla on Gender Equality and How Technology Will Unleash Women’s True Potential

The legendary inventor predicts “the acquisition of new fields of endeavor by women” and “their gradual usurpation of leadership.”<p>Engineer, physicist, and futurist <b>Nikola Tesla</b> (July 10, 1856–January 7, 1943) is among the most radical rule-breakers of science and is regarded by many as the greatest …

Genius

Beloved Poet Nikki Giovanni on Love, Friendship, and Loneliness

“Some people forget that love is tucking you in and kissing you ‘Good night’ no matter how young or old you are.”<p>In his magnificent meditation on the nature of creativity, the late poet Mark Strand defined poetry as the art of “meaning carried to a high order,” adding: <i>“It’s not just essential</i> …

Banana Boat Desserts For The Lazy, Need-A-Sweet-This-Instant Type

Consider the banana. It can be sliced, diced, blended, grilled and even whipped into a soft serve ice cream.<p>It can also transform into a boat -- a luscious masterpiece suitable for the lazy, the crazy and the need-a-dessert-in-a-hurry types. The banana presents itself as the ideal foundation for …