Inside the mask
10 things worth sharing: Portraits of masks, The Heroine’s Journey, the coincidence of opposites, the power of aphorisms, The Mandalorian, why music is the greatest art form, and more...
I wrote about how much I love photographs of people wearing masks.
I’m enjoying novelist Gail Carriger’s The Heroine’s Journey, a book that explores a narrative alternative to The Hero’s Journey in which characters gain strength and find happy endings through networking, sharing, cooperation, and compromise. (Lots of connections to Show Your Work! and my ideas about comedy.)
Iain McGilchrist on the coincidence of opposites.
The work of text-based artist Kameelah Janan Rasheed.
A profile of one of my favorite musicians: harpist Mary Lattimore. (From the Dept. of No Coincidences: I once suggested her album Hundreds of Days as the perfect soundtrack for driving the Pacific Coast Highway. Turns out she made that album during a residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts.)
Ear candy: Bach’s cello suites have kept me company while writing for a few decades now. Here’s 3 hours of Yo Yo Ma playing them and piano transcriptions by Eleonor Bindman. (I love Vikingur Olafsson’s performance of “Prelude in G Major.”)
To tie those last two points together: Why Schopenhauer thought music is the greatest of all artforms.
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