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Welcome to Newsletter #150

A bunch of tales I wanted to share with you

A tale I read

Wind by Rob Auton
[Wind by Rob Auton]

A tale I heard

Actor Viola Davis on significance:

"No one ever talks about significance. They talk about success. When I was young, I said I wanted to be rich and famous. I’m really embarrassed by that. I wanted to be a great actress of the stage, I wanted people to throw flowers at me. People have thrown flowers at me, I’ve got my awards, all of that, and still, bam, disillusionment. Especially when you’re working so hard and you’re away from your family – you’re exhausted. There’s no measuring significance and living a life of purpose. Significance is something way deeper. It’s about legacy."

A tale I saw

Parables by Kate Tempest

A tale I wrote

For years, Babs wanted to draw a bird,
but every time she got close to one,
found a spot to sit, unsheathed her pencils
and secured her easel,
they’d fly away.

She refused to take it personally,
but it happened every single time.

She refused to take it personally.

Once or twice, though,
she was convinced a blue tit
swore at her as it left.

She refused to take it personally.
She refused to take it personally.

A tail I like

[A tail I like]
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