A Poem About the Passage of Time

The poem below is by Ricardo Gondim, a Brazilian theologian and progressive pastor. It is often misattributed to Mário de Andrade (1893-1945), poet, novelist, essayist, musicologist, and one of the founders of Brazilian modernism. Check out this 2020 post “My Soul Has a Hat” by Mário de Andrade Is Fake News for more information. (I'm … Continue reading A Poem About the Passage of Time

How Van Gogh Found His Purpose: Heartfelt Letters to His Brother on How Relationships Refine Us

Below is a reprint from Brain Pickings, a website that describes itself as An inventory of cross-disciplinary interestingness, spanning art, science, design, history, philosophy, and more.  This particular essay is from the BP archives, what Maria Popova, its creator, refers to as "something worth resurfacing and resavoring as timeless nourishment for heart, mind, and spirit."   I … Continue reading How Van Gogh Found His Purpose: Heartfelt Letters to His Brother on How Relationships Refine Us