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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.

There is a place where words are born of silence.
~Rumi
beyond by Iva N. Pavlukhin.
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There is a place where words are born of silence.

~Rumi

beyond by Iva N. Pavlukhin.

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After listening to an episode of On Being…

After listening to an episode of On Being

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"My favorite healing place: Pololu Valley, The Big Island, Hawaii.”
~Jenny Schroedel
What’s your favorite healing place or sacred space?

"My favorite healing place: Pololu Valley, The Big Island, Hawaii.”

~Jenny Schroedel

What’s your favorite healing place or sacred space?

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From trentgilliss:

Now isn’t this fascinating! We’re all well acquainted with the only photo of Emily Dickinson known to exist, the daguerreotype of her as a 16-year-old girl taken in 1847 (right).
Now, it appears a second daguerreotype of the reclusive poet has made its way to Amherst College by way of a dedicated collector. But this one, taken in 1859, shows her in a different light as a young woman in her mid-20s sitting with a friend, Kate Scott Turner:

“If the daguerreotype is eventually accepted as Dickinson, it will change our idea of her, providing a view of the poet as a mature woman showing striking presence, strength, and serenity. She (whoever she is) seems to be the one in charge here, the one who decided that on a certain day in a certain year, she and her friend would have their likenesses preserved. In fact, even if this photograph is not of Dickinson and Turner, it has still been of use in forcing us to imagine Dickinson as an adult, past the age of the ethereal-looking 16-year-old we have known for so many years.”

The Guardian reports on the extent to which the daguerreotype has been analyzed, right down to the “corneal curvature” and the “hair cowlick.” Don’t you just love a mystery? Here’s your chance to be the verifying link.

From trentgilliss:

Now isn’t this fascinating! Emily DickinsonWe’re all well acquainted with the only photo of Emily Dickinson known to exist, the daguerreotype of her as a 16-year-old girl taken in 1847 (right).

Now, it appears a second daguerreotype of the reclusive poet has made its way to Amherst College by way of a dedicated collector. But this one, taken in 1859, shows her in a different light as a young woman in her mid-20s sitting with a friend, Kate Scott Turner:

“If the daguerreotype is eventually accepted as Dickinson, it will change our idea of her, providing a view of the poet as a mature woman showing striking presence, strength, and serenity. She (whoever she is) seems to be the one in charge here, the one who decided that on a certain day in a certain year, she and her friend would have their likenesses preserved. In fact, even if this photograph is not of Dickinson and Turner, it has still been of use in forcing us to imagine Dickinson as an adult, past the age of the ethereal-looking 16-year-old we have known for so many years.”

The Guardian reports on the extent to which the daguerreotype has been analyzed, right down to the “corneal curvature” and the “hair cowlick.” Don’t you just love a mystery? Here’s your chance to be the verifying link.

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“Ice Plate Tectonics” by Pablo Flouret
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“Ice Plate Tectonics” by Pablo Flouret

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If you’re like me and finding yourself pining for the Olympic Games that are now over, take hope. Keith Loutit and Jarbas Agnelli’s shot over 170,000 still images for this tilt shift video of Rio de Janeiro during Carnival. The music and photography are brilliant, and the 2016 Olympic Games can’t come fast enough!

~Trent Gilliss, senior editor

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Can you say ethereal? Trophygeek took this photograph of a lone Perseid meteor over Sutro Tower in San Francisco on Monday night, adding:

"I happened to be checking on the camera when it happened so I saw it too! Set up the camera to take 8 second exposures all night and caught this large meteor as it streaked over San Francisco. The lights near the tower are cars up on Twin Peaks shining their headlights into the fog."

~Trent Gilliss, senior editor

Can you say ethereal? Trophygeek took this photograph of a lone Perseid meteor over Sutro Tower in San Francisco on Monday night, adding:

"I happened to be checking on the camera when it happened so I saw it too! Set up the camera to take 8 second exposures all night and caught this large meteor as it streaked over San Francisco. The lights near the tower are cars up on Twin Peaks shining their headlights into the fog."

~Trent Gilliss, senior editor

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What a pleasing photo from Smithsonian magazine:

 
Photo of the Day: A monk and seagulls on Inle Lake, Myanmar. 
Photo by: SauKhiang Chau (Bukit Mertajam, Penang, Malaysia); Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar

~Trent Gilliss, senior editor

What a pleasing photo from Smithsonian magazine:

Photo of the Day: A monk and seagulls on Inle Lake, Myanmar.

Photo by: SauKhiang Chau (Bukit Mertajam, Penang, Malaysia); Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar

~Trent Gilliss, senior editor

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Which Image Would You Choose?

This week’s show features two Christian communities who are now minorities in Turkey’s religious makeup. While they are on the spiritual boundaries of the secular state of Turkey, they are finding new-found freedoms under a government headed by an Muslim prime minister.

For our companion website and our email newsletter, we need to choose a lead image. Which one would you pick?

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I at Sumela MonasteryEcumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, the spiritual leader of the world’s 300 million Eastern Orthodox Christians, conducts a service at the Sumela Monastery in Trabzon, northeastern Turkey on August 15, 2010. Orthodox Christians held a rare Mass at an ancient monastery in Turkey after the government allowed worship there once a year in a gradual loosening of restrictions on religious expression. (Photo by Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images)

Orthodox Priests Prepare for Vigil at Sumela Monastery

Orthodox priests get ready for the Virgin Mary service at the ancient Sumela Monastery in the Black Sea coastal province of Trabzon, northeastern Turkey, on August 15, 2010. Thousands of Orthodox pilgrims from Greece, Russia, and Georgia attended the Mass, which was led by Ecumenical Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew I , the spiritual leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians, at Sumela Monastery for the first time since 1923. (Photo by Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images)

~Trent Gilliss, senior editor

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An incredible series of photographs by Kenro Izu of Cambodia’s undiscovered ancient temples. The one above, Prasat Neang Khmau, was built in the tenth century and “is also known as the Temple of the Black Lady—its name perhaps alludes to Kali, the dark goddess of destruction.”
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~Trent Gilliss, senior editor

An incredible series of photographs by Kenro Izu of Cambodia’s undiscovered ancient temples. The one above, Prasat Neang Khmau, was built in the tenth century and “is also known as the Temple of the Black Lady—its name perhaps alludes to Kali, the dark goddess of destruction.”

(via condenasttraveler)

~Trent Gilliss, senior editor

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"I picked up a camera in journalism class, and it was truly spiritual."
— Ann Marsden

May she rest in peace.

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Adore that kameelahwrites is still packing analog:

Bag of film for upstate. Sleep, reading, and lots of creating….soon come (Taken with Instagram)

~reblogged by Trent Gilliss, senior editor

Adore that kameelahwrites is still packing analog:

Bag of film for upstate. Sleep, reading, and lots of creating….soon come (Taken with Instagram)

~reblogged by Trent Gilliss, senior editor

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Jane Goodall at the Halki Summit
Over the course of three days on the island of Heybeliada across from Istanbul, our host Krista Tippett moderated a plethora of panels at the Halki Summit on Global Responsibility & Environmental Sustainability. One of the keynote speakers we found so endearing was primatologist Jane Goodall, whom may give Justin Bieber or Bono a run for his money in the world of superstar fandom. It seems that there was no one present who wasn’t captivated by her presence.
We recorded her keynote address and will try to make the audio available later this week.
Photo by Trent Gilliss

Jane Goodall at the Halki Summit

Over the course of three days on the island of Heybeliada across from Istanbul, our host Krista Tippett moderated a plethora of panels at the Halki Summit on Global Responsibility & Environmental Sustainability. One of the keynote speakers we found so endearing was primatologist Jane Goodall, whom may give Justin Bieber or Bono a run for his money in the world of superstar fandom. It seems that there was no one present who wasn’t captivated by her presence.

We recorded her keynote address and will try to make the audio available later this week.

Photo by Trent Gilliss

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trishutchinson:

‘Viagra Falls, Ringaskiddy’ showing currently at the RHA Gallery. My first gallery showing of the work……

Congratulations! We’re great admirers of Tristan’s work, and encourage of you who might be in Dublin to see his show.
~Trent Gilliss, senior editor

trishutchinson:

Viagra Falls, Ringaskiddy’ showing currently at the RHA Gallery. My first gallery showing of the work……

Congratulations! We’re great admirers of Tristan’s work, and encourage of you who might be in Dublin to see his show.

~Trent Gilliss, senior editor

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What Would You Be Willing to Sacrifice?

by Trent Gilliss, senior editor

"This project isn’t about making images. It’s not about creating the world’s largest camera. It’s about doing what you love. If you had been searching your whole life for something you love, what would you be willing to sacrifice?" ~Ian Ruhter, from Silver & Light

I can’t remember watching something so heartbreakingly gorgeous, unswerving in its emotional sway, inspirational to the point of forcing me to wonder about my current station in life. What am I doing here?

(h/t Chris Heagle)

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