Tag Archives: aesthetics

Just after I complained about how cold it was outside…

…this greeted me on the front step.

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Aesthetically strolling my inner arm

I was starting to read a new book I picked up today (Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi) and I noticed my arm. I had just read the first few sentences and my eyes happened to drift down where I saw … Continue reading

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Pushing nature around

From this morning’s discovery of a major misspelling (“loosers”) stomped out in the wood-chipped playground (above), to the consensual rearrangement of DF’s hair by a couple of enthusiastic friends (after which he was proudly paraded down the hall), to the … Continue reading

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Centering Beauty

Michael Gardener, ceramic artist.

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Transitory stitching

I bought myself a kimono jacket from a street vendor inside the Fushimi-Inari Taisha shrine in Kyoto. We had seen the stand after we first entered the shrine and thought we would visit it on our way back but were … Continue reading

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Karesansui—Sand and Stone Garden

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The aesthetics of anal retention

Each teacher at our school has a small group of advisees for whom we are advocates. Each grade level has certain goals and issues to address with their advisees, one of which is to help 8th graders become more organized. … Continue reading

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