Nietzsche on Walking and Creativity – The Marginalian

Almost everything I write, I “write” in the mind’s notebook, feet in motion – what happens on the keyboard when I return from my long daily walk that supports me is mostly copying. I’m not alone in relying on mobile solitude as an anchor for creative practice – there’s Rebecca Solnette’s beautiful definition of walking … Read more

A Stunning Illustrated Elegy of Life, Loss, Our Search for Light, and Loneliness as a Crucible of Creativity – The Marginalian

Childhood is a wonderful brushstroke of loneliness, thick and light-colored, the edges of which fade into the whole landscape of life. In this blur of being alone, we learn that is being ourselves. One measure of maturity may be the extent to which we are able to grow to transform that initial loneliness into the … Read more

Astrologie: de twaalf tekens tijdens de corona-crisis

Each person deals with the Corona crisis and the accompanying measures in his own way. Find out how the twelve constellations relate to this intense age. Do you recognize yourself in your horoscope? Aries: tough as hell for or against Left or Right: Aries takes this situation very seriously. One group Aries is passionate about … Read more

Jane Goodall on the Meaning of Wisdom and the Deepest Wellspring of Hope – The Marginalian

Two and a half millennia ago, while devising the world’s first algorithm and using it to revolutionize music—a hallmark of our humanity—Pythagoras considered life’s purpose, concluding that we must “love wisdom as the key to nature’s mysteries.” Through the abyss of ages and civilizations, Jane Goodall Another sage of the ages, revolutionized our understanding of … Read more

Iris Murdoch on Unselfing, the Symmetry Between Art and Morality, and How We Unblind Ourselves to Each Other’s Realities – The Marginalian

Decades into his long life, poet Robert Graves defined love as “the recognition of the integrity and truth of another person in such a way that…you both shine when you perceive the quality in the other.” A generation later, poetic playwright Tom Stoppard defined it as “knowing each other…knowing oneself, its truth, its truth, on … Read more

What Happens When We Die – The Marginalian

When my grandfather the atheist engineer died, my atheistic engineer grandmother leaned on the body in an old man’s bed that contained half a century of shared life and love, paving the skull in which his stubborn and sensitive mind dwelt, and whispered in the ether-lit halogen: “Where did you go, my love?” Whatever our … Read more