May 17, 2022-- In 2020 when the pandemic tore across our globe, "She [children's bookmaker, Sophie Blackall] coped the way all artists cope, complained the way all makers complain: by making something of beauty and substance, something that begins as a quickening of self-salvation in ones own heart and ripples out to touch, to salve, maybe even to save others -- which might be both the broadest and the most precise definition of art. One morning under the hot shower, Sophie began making a mental list of things to look forward to -- a lovely gesture of taking tomorrows outstretched hand in that handshake of trust and resolve we call optimism." Maria Popova shares more. (2973 reads)
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Compassion is the basis of morality.
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