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The 35-Second Aha! Moment
Every Monday, we're rounding up the things, small and big, that make us stop and think. Today, we're inspired by..."When you're 50, the best thing to do is dance the Argentinean tango."
-Performance artist Marina Abramović, discussing parties, silence, and her unconditional love for strangers, in Interview Magazine.
"Be fully awake to everything about you & the more you learn the more you can appreciate & get a full measure of joy & happiness out of life.”
-Jackson Pollock's father, LeRoy, in a 1928 letter to his son.
"Let me break it down for you: she’s writing herself into existence. She’s giving herself a part to play because, God knows, no one else will and she wants to matter in this life."
-Liz Phair on the self-creation of Lana Del Ray.
“She'd wake up like we do, look out the window just like us, rummage through her days, but somehow what caught her attention — a grasshopper's hop, an infant's fingernails, plankton, a snowflake — when Wislawa Szymborska noticed something, she noticed it so well, her gaze reshaped the thing she saw, gave it a dignity, a vividness.”
-NPR’s Robert Krulwich’s tribute to the Nobel-Prize-winning Polish poet who died last week.
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