Maira Kalman at TEDxMet
What teenage Vladimir Nabokov has to do with the spiritual power of shoes.
By Maria Popova
There are few artists today whom I admire more wholeheartedly than Maira Kalman. In addition to her magnificent books and projects — including the especially glorious The Principles of Uncertainty and Various Illuminations (Of a Crazy World) — she is also a bottomless well of wisdom on life, with a penchant for the endearingly quirky and a special gift for children’s books.
In this wonderful short talk from TEDxMet, Kalman traces the timeline of her life as an artist, delivered with a hearty helping of her immeasurably gladdening sense of humor.
Walking is the antidote to a lot of misery and boredom. Whatever you do, you should always try to walk somewhere before you do it.
Published June 4, 2014