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Rebecca West on Storytelling as a Survival Mechanism and How Art Transforms Mere Existence into Meaningful Being
Rebecca West on Storytelling as a Survival Mechanism and How Art Transforms Mere Existence into Meaningful Being

“Art is not a plaything, but a necessity, and its essence, form, is not a decorative adjustment, but a cup into which life can be poured and lifted to the lips and be tasted.”

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Einstein’s Remarkable Letter to a Grief-Stricken Father Who Had Just Lost His Son
Einstein’s Remarkable Letter to a Grief-Stricken Father Who Had Just Lost His Son

A poignant perspective on “the way to reach the attainable measure of peace of mind.”

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How I Fell in Love with Marianne Moore: Or, Elizabeth Bishop on What Her Eccentric Mentor Taught Her About Writing
How I Fell in Love with Marianne Moore: Or, Elizabeth Bishop on What Her Eccentric Mentor Taught Her About Writing

“I never left Cumberland Street without feeling happier: uplifted, even inspired, determined to be good, to work harder, not to worry about what other people thought.”

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How to Live Life with Fantastic Aliveness: Remembering Amy Krouse Rosenthal
How to Live Life with Fantastic Aliveness: Remembering Amy Krouse Rosenthal

In praise of the precious miraculousness of the mundane.

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Living and Loving Through Loss: Beautiful Letters of Consolation from Great Artists, Writers, and Scientists
Living and Loving Through Loss: Beautiful Letters of Consolation from Great Artists, Writers, and Scientists

Words of comfort and compassion from Albert Einstein, Abraham Lincoln, Rachel Carson, Charles Darwin, Alan Turing, Johannes Brahms, and Charles Dickens.

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Atom, Archetype, and the Invention of Synchronicity: How Iconic Psychiatrist Carl Jung and Nobel-Winning Physicist Wolfgang Pauli Bridged Mind and Matter
Atom, Archetype, and the Invention of Synchronicity: How Iconic Psychiatrist Carl Jung and Nobel-Winning Physicist Wolfgang Pauli Bridged Mind and Matter

Two of humanity’s greatest minds explore the parallels between spacetime and the psyche, the atomic nucleus and the self.

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