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We cannot learn freedom and re...

We cannot learn freedom and responsibility within the confines of our own species. We cannot understand life and death and what they are for in exclusively human terms. Without that which is wild, the world becomes a cell block.

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As the ongoing industrial crus...

As the ongoing industrial crusade to turn all earthly life to commercial purpose relentlessly impoverishes the biosphere and human culture, our living images of graceful possibility dwindle.

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Be it sculpture, poetry, or na...

Be it sculpture, poetry, or narrative fraught with terrible insight... art does endure. It troubles and pleases, inspires, and reminds us that humanity is ever capable of adding to the sum of the world's grave beauty.

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A person with friends need nev...

A person with friends need never be bored. There is always more to fathom and enjoy in the complexity of others, and always the possibility of finding a way to delight them.

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Despair is not a particularly ...

Despair is not a particularly respectable condition and yet despair and delight alternate like systole and diastole in my heart.

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Friendships offer good practic...

Friendships offer good practice in accepting the transience of experience and the persistence of feeling.

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It may be an information age, ...

It may be an information age, but... It takes more work to earn more money to be overwhelmed by more information that does not equal knowledge or wisdom.

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A life alert to simple pleasur...

A life alert to simple pleasures, with perception cultivated and attuned to beauty, and a large capacity for friendship can serve us well come what may...

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Jazz voices that unvanquishabl...

Jazz voices that unvanquishable, natural will toward creaativity and self-expression, depite everything, in the here and now.

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Enjoying the least things - a ...

Enjoying the least things - a chill glass of water, a moment of play with the cat, the sight of sunlight caught in the frost spangling the locust twigs - is a form of prayer.

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It's the artist's duty to have...

It's the artist's duty to have an artist's life, somehow to obtain time and freedom and then to muster the desire and discipline to make good work out of the life, whether that goodness is in the world's aesthetics, its radicalism, its candor, its singularity, or its universality.

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My spirituality is parochial, ...

My spirituality is parochial, terrestrial. I do qualify as a W.I.T.C.H. , but my irrecular practice and impromptu rituals don't aim at producing any dramatic results except, perhaps, in me.

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The impermanence of the univer...

The impermanence of the universe is manifest, inescapable. I know that, yet I am immoderately attached to this life, these pleasures, this place.

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Wonder is our erotic affiliati...

Wonder is our erotic affiliation with all of life. If we develop this, enjoy it, and follow its promptings, our wants will be fewer and our needs plainer.

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