Just Looking is a newsletter about the art of looking closely. A guide to slowing down, being curious, and noticing more magic in the mundane.
The ideas explored here are drawn from ancient wisdom traditions, modern mindfulness, design thinking, and creative visual practices such as photography.
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The problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, or unhelpful, but that they are incomplete.
Do you know the story about the elephant and seven blind men? Each man stands next to a different part of the animal and is asked what he makes of it. The man touching the ear says it is a fan; the man by the tails thinks it's a rope;
Me being right doesn't make you wrong. A simple parable about the many sides of reality.
The ideas in Just Looking are inspired and influenced by many great minds. As Mark Twain once remarked, “all ideas are second-hand.” So if you’re in the market for ideas, here are some delightful places to look. Creativity:Pat Kane, The Play EthicDavid Horwitz, Everything that Can Happen in
I love how when I'm looking out at the world through a glass pane, I know intuitively that it is all outside and, for now at least, "none of it depends on me". "Windows are, in (a) sense, a powerful existential tool: a patch of the world, arbitrarily framed, from
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