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    "The point is to live everything. Live the questions now."

    Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

    source link: Rilke on Embracing Uncertainty and Living the Questions | Brain Pickings

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    While watching “Justin Theroux’s Method Acting Hour” or “The Leftovers” or whatevskis, I wondered if other people had the same connection with this week’s opening scene soundtrack, “I Been ‘Buked”

    Because Alvin Ailey’s Revelations is like Gatsby, right? We all had to see this at some point. American canon and all. Arts education. Cultural literacy. Blah blah.

    No? Really? Ok. :(

    Anyway, another politi-soci-theological work used this spiritual, but in better clothes and one layer deeper.

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    Manhattan. You know. All the skyscrapers. (at Belvedere Castle)

    Manhattan. You know. All the skyscrapers. (at Belvedere Castle)

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    "I openly embrace the label of bad feminist… I embrace the label of bad feminist because I am human. I am messy. I’m not trying to be an example. I am not trying to be perfect. I am not trying to say I have all the answers. I am not trying to say I’m right. I am just trying — trying to support what I believe in, trying to do some good in this world, trying to make some noise with my writing while also being myself: a woman who loves pink and likes to get freaky and sometimes dances her ass off to music she knows, she knows, is terrible for women and who sometimes plays dumb with repairmen because it’s just easier to let them feel macho than it is to stand on the moral high ground."

    Bad Feminist: Roxane Gay on the Complexities and Blind Spots of the Equality Movement | Brain Pickings

    Book. Purchased.

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    "

    once i met someone who introduced himself as a piano prodigy.

    he was not.

    but i knew many prodigies at this time. you know what they called themselves?

    musicians.

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    a thing i just said in a chat room nbd

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    "Hope is water, you’ve got to have it, it’s necessary to health, but if you try to live on it, you’re screwed."

    ‘Like Seeing a Ghost’: Wasted, 15 Years Later - The Cut

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    "That trip sensitized me to the idea that solo diners could be an important part of our business and should be welcomed accordingly. When I thought about how much time and care I put into choosing where to take myself to dinner, and how often I recommended those places that treated me well (and conversely, how strongly I warned everyone off the inhospitable ones), I knew that treating solo diners as royalty was both the right thing to do and smart business…I have always felt that solo guests pay us the ultimate compliment by joining us for a meal. Their visit has no ulterior motive (it involves no business, romance, or socializing). These guests simply want to do something nice for themselves, chez nous. Why wouldn’t we reward that?"

    Danny Meyer, Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business

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    “What caused the problem with movie theaters is not Netflix, but YouTube,” (Antonelli) says. “What is making the old temples crumble is not smaller temples, but it’s rather this kind of polytheism—you know, you make your own gods.”
Which means that museums “really have to help people do their own form of art. And when you say art, it’s not Plasticine sculptures anymore, but it may be a spoken word.”

    Or, she says, “it might be a video game.”

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    The Most Modern Curator

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    "But one genre of music still maintains the will to encompass the whole of life, to include all forms of art at once and to unite them in the service of constructing new worlds. That genre is opera."

    The Quietus | Opinion | The Quietus Essay | Fictions Built Upon Fictions: The Decline Of Totality In Pop

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    "If only one knew what to remember or pretend to remember. Make a decision and what you want from the lost things will present itself. You can take it down like a can from a shelf. Perhaps."

    Sleepless Nights, Elizabeth Hardwick

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