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Recommended Reading / 11.

Every Monday, words to start the week.

This week, from Omid Safi's The Disease of Being Busy: Reflections from a Duke University professor on the downfalls of constant busy-ness. Says Safi: "What happened to a world in which we can sit with people we love so much and have slow conversations about the state of our heart and soul, conversations that slowly unfold, conversations with pregnant pauses and silences that we are in no rush to fill?" 

 He continues: "I teach at a university where many students pride themselves on the “study hard, party hard” lifestyle. This might be a reflection of many of our lifestyles and our busy-ness — that even our means of relaxation is itself a reflection of that same world of overstimulation. Our relaxation often takes the form of action-filled (yet mindless) films, or violent and face-paced sports. I don’t have any magical solutions. All I know is that we are losing the ability to live a truly human life." Read the piece in its entirety, here

Three more links, just because:
-Slumber Party Games: A Taxonomy.
-Thanksgiving-themed ramen, burgers, and a turkey wrapped in proscuitto.
-Hawkeye Hurley, the four-year-old son of a National Geographic photographer, has an Instagram account for his own shots, which he takes on a Fujifilm Instax.

More recommended reading, here. Photos by Max Wanger. Have a lovely Monday!
 

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