2 min read · 2020-10-21 · Poetry is like a child in many ways: it grows and grows adding whatever is needed: teeth, longer legs, a mind that discriminates. Or maybe its like a thorn tree: it grows but you have to be careful…
3 min read · Aug 4th · Creativity is everywhere around us — in the random colors of an artist’s painting, the verses of profound poetry, or an inspiring sculpture crafted from muddy clay. However, being creative is not just…
The act of writing down your thoughts will help you reinforce these memories so they are more easily accessible in the future.
asking yourself “what if?” while taking a walk is a great way to practice creative visualization.
Being creative partly comes from our aptitude to envisage the future and our capability to visualize experiences that have not yet arisen.
1 min read · Oct 23rd · Art (movies, plays, fiction, paintings, poetry…) exists to create a change. Often, that’s a change in the viewer, and sometimes, powerful art changes the culture. Art with no intent can…
Art with no intent can entertain us, and it can also reinforce stereotypes and simply help what is in our world persist.
Art (movies, plays, fiction, paintings, poetry…) exists to create a change. Often, that’s a change in the viewer, and sometimes, powerful art changes the culture.
6 min read · Oct 13th · The Sufi path to love in the poetry of Rumi and ‘Iraqi styles the body as a bridge to the divine in deeply erotic ways
Love flows in everything, so necessarily it is all things … There is nothing in existence except it. And if not for it, that which was manifested into existence would not have manifested. That which has manifested was manifested from love and love flows in it – it is all love.
The relationship between humanity and God is thus fundamentally one of a lover and a beloved, with love operating behind the scenes as a cosmetologist and wardrobe specialist (‘Iraqi’s words!), continually inciting passion between them through its potent catalyst: beauty.
2 min read · From 2019 · “Poetry… reproduces the common universe of which we are portions and percipients, and it purges from our inward sight the film of familiarity which obscures from us the wonder of our be…
1 min read · From 2019 · Why do so many startups fail? Why are all the hosts on CouchSurfing male? Are we going to be tweeting for the rest of our lives? Why do Silicon Valley billionaires choose average-looking wives?
~13 min read · 2020-11-24 · The latest natural-language system generates tweets, pens poetry, summarizes emails, answers trivia questions, translates languages and even writes its own computer programs.