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Nick Cave on the Two Pillars of a Meaningful Life
Nick Cave on the Two Pillars of a Meaningful Life

“Cultivating a questioning mind, of which conversation is the chief instrument, enriches our relationship with the world.”

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The Importance of Trusting Yourself: Nick Cave on the Relationship Between Creativity and Faith
The Importance of Trusting Yourself: Nick Cave on the Relationship Between Creativity and Faith

“There is more going on than we can see or understand, and we need to find a way to lean into the mystery of things.”

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The Ant, the Grasshopper, and the Antidote to the Cult of More: A Lovely Vintage Illustrated Poem About the Meaning and Measure of Enough
The Ant, the Grasshopper, and the Antidote to the Cult of More: A Lovely Vintage Illustrated Poem About the Meaning and Measure of Enough

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Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” Brought to Life in a Spanish Flashmob of 100 Musicians
Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” Brought to Life in a Spanish Flashmob of 100 Musicians

A touchingly human reminder of our capacity for ecstasy, transcendence, and collective felicity.

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How to Grow Up: Nick Cave’s Life-Advice to a 13-Year-Old
How to Grow Up: Nick Cave’s Life-Advice to a 13-Year-Old

“Fill yourself with the beautiful stuff of the world… Get amazed. Get astonished. Get awed on a regular basis, so that getting awed is habitual and becomes a state of being.”

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The Majesty and Mystery of Night Migration, in a Stunning Poem Turned to Music
The Majesty and Mystery of Night Migration, in a Stunning Poem Turned to Music

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How to Befriend Time: The Gospel of Pete Seeger and Nina Simone
How to Befriend Time: The Gospel of Pete Seeger and Nina Simone

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.”

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A Shelter in Time: John Berger on the Power of Music
A Shelter in Time: John Berger on the Power of Music

“Songs are like rivers: each follows its own course, yet all flow to the sea, from which everything came.”

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Let Your Heart Be Broken
Let Your Heart Be Broken

“The miracle is that we rise again out of suffering… The miracle is that we create ourselves anew.”

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The Life of Trees: A Poem
The Life of Trees: A Poem

“I want to sleep and dream the life of trees, beings from the muted world…”

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