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Here’s my mid-week round-up of others’ holy labor. Let me know what you like.
Each week as I drive to chemo, I cross a majestic span of the Mississippi in Minneapolis and remember this essay on the poet Wang Ping: A Long, Shining River of Verse, Flowing From a Rower and Writer. (If you’ve run out of NYT free reads, I can gift a handful of free articles each month—just let me know.)
A delightful escapist read if you devoured book series as a child: The Wishing Game by Meg Shaffer.
I’ve admired Denise Gasser’s art for years and finally bought myself a piece to celebrate all five sons off to school for the first time: “My Art After series is inspired by the constant interruptions and my efforts to reconcile the difficult feelings around creativity and motherhood. I only work on each small painting until I get interrupted, then I document the times and interruptions on the back.” Brilliant and relatable.
“I’m not naive enough to think I’m the first person to ask these questions, or even that I’m the one who asks them the most loudly and urgently….Part of living the questions, though, I realized, is being willing to be asked them myself.” (Living the Questions by)
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