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Kafka on the Power of Music and the Point of Making Art – Brain Pickings

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***Personal Development Series: Brain Pickings Shares Kafka***

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          I haven’t shared anything from Brain Pickings for quite some time; this essay on Kafka, the power of music, and importance of making art is an inspiring read in personal development. Thanks, as always, to Maria Popova for all her work!

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Source: Kafka on the Power of Music and the Point of Making Art – Brain Pickings

 

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The Topography of Tears: A Stunning Aerial Tour of the Landscape of Human Emotion Through an Optical Microscope – Brain Pickings

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***The Art of Natural Things Series: Tears Made Visible***

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           This is another wonderful share from Brain Pickings. It is an extraordinary visual exploration of tears in stunningly lyrical images through photography. The accompanying essay offers rich food for thought. The featured images are from my Flowing Water Series, photographed from a moving boat on rivers in Florida.

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Source: The Topography of Tears: A Stunning Aerial Tour of the Landscape of Human Emotion Through an Optical Microscope – Brain Pickings

 

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Regina MJ Kyle

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A Responsibility to Light: An Illustrated Manifesto for Creative Resilience and the Artist’s Duty in Dark Times – Brain Pickings

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***Weekend IdeaFest Series: Creative Resilience in Our Times***

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          I can always count on Brain Pickings to share just the right visual essay when I need it. A Beacon of Hope for all of us, Maria Popova has the rare gift of unearthing gems to share. Today’s essay is a visual delight and an uplift for the spirits. The only featured images right for this post are from the ever-wonderful Buddha Doodles.

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Source: A Responsibility to Light: An Illustrated Manifesto for Creative Resilience and the Artist’s Duty in Dark Times – Brain Pickings

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You Are Stardust: Teaching Kids About the Universe in Stunning Illustrated Dioramas – Brain Pickings

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***Transforming Education Series: Brain Pickings on the Kids & the Universe***

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          This is a wonderful share from Brain Pickings on how dioramas can enrich our teaching about the universe to kids. The only possible featured images to go with this are from the ever-wonderful Buddha Doodles! (You can see more of Molly’s work at http://www.buddhadoodles.com)

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Source: You Are Stardust: Teaching Kids About the Universe in Stunning Illustrated Dioramas – Brain Pickings

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Legendary Lands: Umberto Eco on the Greatest Maps of Imaginary Places and Why They Appeal to Us – Brain Pickings

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***For the Map Nerds Among Us Series: Imaginary Places***

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          Map-making is the most important intellectual tool you can have. It is indeed a tool for all seasons: grounded in observation, imagination, and the making of connections. Today’s post is from Brain Pickings and introduces Umberto Eco’s wonderful compilation of maps of imaginary places. I have the book and absolutely refuse to part with it. Enjoy!

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Source: Legendary Lands: Umberto Eco on the Greatest Maps of Imaginary Places and Why They Appeal to Us – Brain Pickings

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The Mushroom Hunters: Neil Gaiman’s Feminist Poem About Science, Read by Amanda Palmer – Brain Pickings

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***Ideas from Brain Pickings Series: Women in Science***

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          Regular readers of this curated information blog know how much I admire the work of Maria Popova and Brain Pickings. Today’s post is a very special one and tells the story of Maria’s recent hosting of a live poetry series that included Neil Gaiman’s new poem on women in science, the Mushroom Hunters read by his wife, Amanda Palmer. Enjoy!

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Source: The Mushroom Hunters: Neil Gaiman’s Feminist Poem About Science, Read by Amanda Palmer – Brain Pickings

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The Trans-Sensory Transcendence of Music: Helen Keller’s Electrifying Letter About “Hearing” Beethoven’s Ode to Joy – Brain Pickings

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***The Power of Music Series: Impact in Our Lives***

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          I haven’t shared an essay from Brain Pickings lately and this is a good one for reflections on a weekend. We know personally the effect that music has on our spirits; research is telling us more every day. This inspiring essay from Brain Pickings shares how Helen Keller felt after “listening” to Beethoven’s Ninth. The impact of the vibrations alone enabled her to experience the Ode to Joy deeply. There are mysteries still to be discovered about music’s deep powers.

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Source: The Trans-Sensory Transcendence of Music: Helen Keller’s Electrifying Letter About “Hearing” Beethoven’s Ode to Joy – Brain Pickings

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Standing at the Gates of Hope – Brain Pickings

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***Nurturing Hope in Time of Crisis Series***

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          Brain Pickings always comes up with just the right share in difficult times. Read this most appropriate essay and thank Maria Popova for giving it to us.

          The featured images are playing cards transformed into tiny pieces of art by one of my favorite art therapists, Artwell Art Therapy in Australia.

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“A beautiful meditation on anchoring our humanity in troubled times.”

Source: Standing at the Gates of Hope – Brain Pickings

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Rebecca Solnit on Hope in Dark Times, Resisting the Defeatism of Easy Despair, and What Victory Really Means for Movements of Social Change – Brain Pickings

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***Keeping Hope Alive Series***

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          Brain Pickings always seems to share just the right post when we need it. There are very important lessons in this essay and it bears reading over and over again. The work has just begun…the work goes on.

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“This is an extraordinary time full of vital, transformative movements that could not be foreseen. It’s also a nightmarish time. Full engagement requires the ability to perceive both…”

Source: Rebecca Solnit on Hope in Dark Times, Resisting the Defeatism of Easy Despair, and What Victory Really Means for Movements of Social Change – Brain Pickings

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Physicist David Bohm on Creativity – Brain Pickings

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          Brain Pickings shares the best ideas on creativity from many different sources. I consider this essay on David Bohm’s understanding of human creativity to be essential reading for all of us. It is another testimony to my belief that the solutions to problems and opportunities in our society lie at the intersection of the arts and science and require a mind attuned to both.

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“No really creative transformation can possibly be effected by human beings … unless they are in the creative state of mind that is generally sensitive to the differences that always…”

Source: Physicist David Bohm on Creativity – Brain Pickings

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