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Overheard at the farmers’ market: “Chivalry is not dead, but it is now a double-edged sword.” I hope the insight prompts this gentleman to double up on the valor, not the armor.
The great composer Aaron Copland, born on this day in 1900, on creativity and the interplay of emotion and the intellect https://t.co/CvNTayUV1S
“Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life.”

Needed to reread this @ANNELAMOTT treasure today https://t.co/FVg5wLacSI
Every page of Moby-Dick, published on this day in 1851, illustrated https://t.co/OS6PzzEYd1
"Now I will do nothing but listen,
To accrue what I hear into this song, to let sounds contribute toward it."

The Puzzle We Call Being – Walt Whitman on listening to the song of existence, animated: https://t.co/EfjYXeEYtI
“Attention is an intentional, unapologetic discriminator. It asks what is relevant right now, and gears us up to notice only that.” https://t.co/PHsEy1ltCE
“Behind the cotton wool is hidden a pattern… the whole world is a work of art… there is no Shakespeare… no Beethoven… no God; we are the words; we are the music; we are the thing itself.” https://t.co/a77HgGU0Ry
I love Umberto Eco's notion of an "antilibrary" – fascinating perspective on why unread books are more valuable to our lives than ones already read https://t.co/R3KrpR4UUA
How to weigh your options and decide wisely — Benjamin Franklin's pioneering pros and cons framework https://t.co/7b5dvf81xj
How to begin each day – a millennia-old recipe for unassailable sanity from Marcus Aurelius https://t.co/IXLF9QY7WC
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