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On Being Too Much for Ourselves: Psychoanalyst Adam Phillips on Balance and the Necessary Excesses of Life
On Being Too Much for Ourselves: Psychoanalyst Adam Phillips on Balance and the Necessary Excesses of Life

“There are situations in which it is more dangerous to keep your balance than to lose it.”

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In Praise of Darkness: Henry Beston on How the Beauty of Night Nourishes the Human Spirit
In Praise of Darkness: Henry Beston on How the Beauty of Night Nourishes the Human Spirit

“For a moment of night we have a glimpse of ourselves and of our world islanded in its stream of stars — pilgrims of mortality, voyaging between horizons across eternal seas of space and time.”

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I, Pencil: A Brilliant Vintage Allegory of How Everything Is Connected
I, Pencil: A Brilliant Vintage Allegory of How Everything Is Connected

“If you can become aware of the miraculousness which I symbolize, you can help save the freedom mankind is so unhappily losing.”

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The Value of a Compassionate Lie
The Value of a Compassionate Lie

A poignant reminder that a life of nuance in a black-and-white culture is the greatest art of all.

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Wanderlust: Rebecca Solnit on How Walking Vitalizes the Meanderings of the Mind
Wanderlust: Rebecca Solnit on How Walking Vitalizes the Meanderings of the Mind

“I suspect that the mind, like the feet, works at about three miles an hour. If this is so, then modern life is moving faster than the speed of thought, or thoughtfulness.”

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The Light of the World: Elizabeth Alexander on Love, Loss, and the Boundaries of the Soul
The Light of the World: Elizabeth Alexander on Love, Loss, and the Boundaries of the Soul

“Perhaps tragedies are only tragedies in the presence of love, which confers meaning to loss.”

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