Tweet Image from Brett Streutker via Flickr Have you ever met somebody who has it all worked out? Someone who had their life goals identified from a young age and worked their damnedest to achieve them? Someone with tunnel vision and focus? I know I have. I have met people who have known exactly what they want to do and how they want to do it since their early teens. At … [Read more...] about Once in a Lifetime: Should you plan your life?
Meeting love of your life
In our column Poetry Rx, readers write in with a specific emotion, and our resident poets—Sarah Kay, Kaveh Akbar, and Claire Schwartz—take turns prescribing the perfect poems to match. This week, Sarah Kay is on the line. © Ellis Rosen Dear Poets, I’ve never been in a relationship. I’ve crushed, I’ve rejected, I’ve … [Read more...] about Poetry Rx: You Are the Penultimate Love of My Life
On Arthur Jafa’s video collage Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death. Arthur Jafa, Love is the Message, the Message is Death, Installation View, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, 2018. One of the most striking moments in Arthur Jafa’s transcendent 2016 video collage, Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death, is also one of its most recognizable. Barack Obama … [Read more...] about The Visual Frequency of Black Life
“I have been able to see my life as from a great altitude, as a sort of landscape, and with a deepening sense of the connection of all its parts,” visionary neurologist Oliver Sacks (July 9, 1933–August 30, 2015) wrote in his poignant, beautiful, and courageous farewell to life. In one final gesture of generosity, this cartographer of the mind and its meaning … [Read more...] about Love, Lunacy, and a Life Fully Lived: Oliver Sacks, the Science of Seeing, and the Art of Being Seen
A Prayer for the Spirit to Work in Your LifeBy Dr. Charles Stanley “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth." – Acts 1:8 God's Spirit works in every believer. He does not limit Himself to pastors and … [Read more...] about A Prayer for the Spirit to Work in Your Life