Thrownin’ back with a snack.

"One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar." Helen Keller
Washing it all away
The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.

Eden Phillpotts, “A Shadow Passes.”

A listener shared this quote (commonly misattributed to W. B. Yeats) inspired by our show with social psychologist Ellen Langer.

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We have many, many studies that suggest that the limits we assume are real are artificial, and that we don’t have to accept them at all.

Dr. Ellen Langer

More of this amazing social psychologist here.

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Such is beauty. Its variety is infinite, its possibility is endless. In normal life all may have it and have it yet again. The world is full of it; and yet today the mass of human beings are choked away from it, and their lives distorted and made ugly. This is not only wrong, it is silly. Who shall right this well-nigh universal failing. Who shall let this world be beautiful? Who shall restore men the glory of sunsets and the peace of quiet sleep?

W. E. B. Du Bois, from Vol. 32 No. 6 of the Crisis, October 1926, pp. 290-297.

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Karolina Kurkova in “Surfin’ USA” for Vogue España June 2014, ph. by Giampaolo Sgura.