January 2017

January 30, 2017

The Woman in the Dunes

Kōbō Abe meditates on the reasons the mind craves routine: “It goes on, terrifyingly repetitive. One could not do without repetition in life, like the beating of the heart, but it was also true that the beating of the heart was not all there was to life.”

January 26, 2017

Philosophy Is an Ambulance

Grief can arrive on a gust of wind, a glimpse at a calendar, or a half-heard snippet of conversation on the street.

January 11, 2017

Hymns for the End of the World

Slow-motion strings and liturgical drones from Athens, Greece.

January 5, 2017

Guilt and Grace

“I often wonder why people torment themselves as soon as they can.”