Monthly Archives: August 2015

The Silent Music of the Mind: Remembering Oliver Sacks, by Maria Popova

I was a relative latecomer to the work of Oliver Sacks (July 9, 1933–August 30, 2015), that great enchanter of storytelling who spent his life bridging science and the human spirit — partly because I was not yet born when … Continue reading

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Big Blue “When Patrick Dykstra saw a life-sized replica of a blue whale in the Smithsonian at age 16, he dreamed of having an underwater encounter with the biggest animal on Earth, according to the Daily Mail. The filmmaker, born in Denver…

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How else, indeed

It is necessary to write, if the days are not to slip emptily by. How else, indeed, to clap the net over the butterfly of the moment? For the moment passes, it is forgotten; the mood is gone; life itself…

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We still have work ahead, as long as we can see.

Like mine, the moon’s eyelid is droopy. It too is old and has been around. We pass our time together without saying a word, like brothers scything weeds long after dark. His scythe has caught a little light, but mine…

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