Friday Assorted Links #10

  • It was Mary’s Oliver birthday yesterday. Read about it here and here.

Amid the harshness of life, Mary Oliver found redemption in the natural world and in beautiful, precise language. Oliver, who died in 2019, was one of the most beloved poets of modern times.

“On Being” – Mary Oliver; Listening to the World


The Zhuangzi (莊子), a classical Chinese philosophical and literary text, provides a different perspective. On one interpretation, creativity isn’t conceived as aiming at novelty or originality, but rather integration. Instead of aiming at something new, it aims at something that combines well with the situation of which it’s a part.

Julianne Chung via Aeon


Until the next time.

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