I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. --Dr. Seuss

Maira Kalman: Daily Things to Fall in Love With

Maira Kalman: Daily Things to Fall in Love With

Feb 14, 2019-- Maira Kalman would describe her life as very boring. "If most people had to live it, they would go, 'Oh, that's it?'" she says. Yet the visual storyteller, and author and illustrator of over 20 books for adults and children leads a life that would leave many with feelings of awe and fascination. Paying keen attention to its details, she is a master of introspection, curiosity, and awareness. In this conversation with Krista Tippett of On Being, Kalman elaborates on "life's intrinsic quirkiness and whimsy" alongside its "intrinsic seriousness." As she delves into her family history, love of dogs, and daily routine, it's impossible not to be inspired by her deep wisdom and gentle reminder that beauty and joy reside in the ordinary. (4054 reads)

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