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On Being with Krista Tippett is a public radio project delving into the human side of news stories + issues. Curated + edited by senior editor Trent Gilliss.

We publish guest contributions. We edit long; we scrapbook. We do big ideas + deep meaning. We answer questions.

We've even won a couple of Webbys + a Peabody Award.

Maria Kochetkova dances Rubies with Andrey at Stanislavsky Theater in Moscow.

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In silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves.
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Rumi

(via thecalminside)

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Ashwini Ramaswamy of Ragamala Dance performs “Sacred Earth” at On Being on Loring Park during the Northern Spark festival.

Ashwini Ramaswamy of Ragamala Dance performs “Sacred Earth” at On Being on Loring Park during the Northern Spark festival.

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Via Krista Tippett’s 2011 interview with Civil Rights leader Vincent Harding for On Being

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Via Krista Tippett’s 2011 interview with Civil Rights leader Vincent Harding for On Being

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A little girl expresses her joy at the beauty of springtime in Kent in 1946.
It’s this kind of play that Dr. Stuart Brown, director of the National Institute of Play says teaches empathy, trust, irony, and problem solving.
(Photo by George Konig/Keystone Features/Getty Images)

A little girl expresses her joy at the beauty of springtime in Kent in 1946.

It’s this kind of play that Dr. Stuart Brown, director of the National Institute of Play says teaches empathy, trust, irony, and problem solving.

(Photo by George Konig/Keystone Features/Getty Images)

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If one were to get a replay of Michael Jordan in one of the final games of NBA championship and see him zoning down the floor doing some moves he’s never done before and tossing the ball up for a basket, I doubt if, at that time, he is really conscious that the buzzer’s about to go or that — I think he’s outside of time. And I can certainly give you from my own life recollections of that sensation. Just, say last week, I was I in a nice musical concert that was being held in Monterey and, you know, I got lost in the music and had the feeling of, you know, sort of an oceanic feeling of not being there. And it wasn’t something I expected to happen. But it was pleasurable. Watching a grandson of mine on the floor with his stuffed animal talking to it, timeless. And it’s different for, for lots of us.

— Stuart Brown, director of the National Institute of Play, from his 2007 interview, "Play, Spirit, and Character."

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I sat beside her bed and saw a stranger and realized I had fallen asleep. While I was asleep, something had happened. The woman I knew who cooked three meals a day, who sewed all my clothes as a young girl and then taught me to sew, who polished hardwood floors on her hands and knees, who served as sacristan at our church — ironing fair linen and polishing chalices — who still put clothes out to dry on a clothesline and ironed sheets, who preserved vegetables from the garden — that woman was gone. In her place was another who had vacant eyes and hands that fell uselessly by her side and were empty of all occupation and all strength and all purpose. The woman I knew as my mother was gone.
- Gloria Jean Bubba, from this meditation on the grief and the loss that comes slowly from losing her mother to Alzheimer’s disease.
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Being a full human being has a lot to do with suffering.
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BJ Miller, executive director of the Zen Hospice Project at the UCSF Medical Center

A triple amputee, this doctor’s story is one to be read and admired as he brings new approaches to the palliative care field.

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What comes to mind when you think of home?

Check out the first Your Audio Selfie vignettes from our producers and come record your own audio selfie tomorrow night at our studios.

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Going to be in Minneapolis this Saturday? Stop by On Being on Loring Park and catch this phenomenal performance by Ragamala Dance: “Honoring Tagore: Sacred Earth.” It’s part of the Northern Spark festival and it’s free. If you want a seat, I’d highly recommend that you RSVP.

Going to be in Minneapolis this Saturday? Stop by On Being on Loring Park and catch this phenomenal performance by Ragamala Dance: “Honoring Tagore: Sacred Earth.” It’s part of the Northern Spark festival and it’s free. If you want a seat, I’d highly recommend that you RSVP.

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"You don’t want to write out of habit, you want to write out of necessity."

-Charles Wright, the new U.S. Poet Laureate

(via newshour)

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We cannot write well or truly but what we write with gusto. The body, the senses must conspire with the spirit — Expression is the act of the whole man. That our speech may be vascular — intellect is powerless to express thought without the aid of the heart and liver and of every member — Often I feel that my head stands out too dry — when it should be immersed. A writer, a man writing is the scribe of all nature — he is the corn and the grass and the atmosphere of writing.
- Henry David Thoreau, in a journal entry dated September 2, 1851.
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"Learn by heart the forms to be found in nature, so that you can use them like notes in a musical composition. That is what these forms are for. Nature is a marvelous chaos, and it is our job and our duty to bring order into that chaos and — to perfect it. Leave it to others to puzzle over old books on geometry or the problems of higher mathematics. We are going to enjoy the forms we see before our eyes."
— Max Beckmann, “Drei Briefe an Eine Malerin” (1948)

(Photo of a woman looking at Max Beckmann paintings at Hypo-Kunsthalle in Munich by Joerg Koch/Getty Images)

"Learn by heart the forms to be found in nature, so that you can use them like notes in a musical composition. That is what these forms are for. Nature is a marvelous chaos, and it is our job and our duty to bring order into that chaos and — to perfect it. Leave it to others to puzzle over old books on geometry or the problems of higher mathematics. We are going to enjoy the forms we see before our eyes."

— Max Beckmann, “Drei Briefe an Eine Malerin” (1948)

(Photo of a woman looking at Max Beckmann paintings at Hypo-Kunsthalle in Munich by Joerg Koch/Getty Images)

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Photo of the Day: Cows in the Afternoon
Photography by Mina Delic (Senta, Serbia and Montenegro); Novi Pazar, Serbia

How can a kid from the prairie resist reblogging this?

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Photo of the Day: Cows in the Afternoon

Photography by Mina Delic (Senta, Serbia and Montenegro); Novi Pazar, Serbia

How can a kid from the prairie resist reblogging this?

Tagged: #photography
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Yoko Kanno & Aoi Teshima - A Little Because

An exquisite short piece of music, perfect soundtrack for a quiet afternoon.

(via dramarathon:)

Tagged: #music #Japan
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