Falling open to the world

In the beautiful conversation between Ann Hamilton and Krista Tippett, which I wrote about earlier this spring, Hamilton is formulating very nicely some of the yet unfinished thoughts I have been struggling with the last couple of months. As I see it, she is figuring out some of the things I hoped that Alain deBotton…

… in the silences between words

Michelle Aldredge at Gwarlingo has just published a very fine post on Christian McEwan. You can read the post here!  Christian McEwen was born in Britain, and now lives in Northampton, MA. Over the past two decades, she has taught poetry and creative writing at the New School in New York City; Williams College and Smith…

Quiet

If I could I would always work in silence and obscurity, and let my efforts be known by their results — Emily Brontë

cainology*

Introversion is different from shyness. Shyness is the fear of negative judgment, while introversion is simply the preference for less stimulation. In our society, the ideal self is bold, gregarious, and comfortable in the spotlight. We like to think that we value individuality, but mostly we admire the type of individual who’s comfortable “putting himself…

Quiet

It’s a world bestseller, there is really no need of promotion here – but if you are an introvert I suggest you read Susan Cain’s Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, even if you normally don’t dive in to big media hits … Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World…