Vanity Fair’s Proust Questionnaire; Answers from the most important cultural figures of a generation.
A parlor game popularized (though not devised) by Marcel Proust, the French essayist and novelist, who believed that, in answering these questions, an individual reveals his or her true nature. Long before becoming one of the greatest human beings to touch a pen, Marcel Proust probed his psyche as many have done after him. Vanity […]
Joan Didion captures, in her beautiful slender collection of essays, Slouching Towards Bethlehem, the eternal truth that living authentically comes from releasing self-imposed deception, she says, “Innocence ends when one is stripped of the delusion that one likes oneself”. This quote is a isolated fragment from a masterpiece expressing our tendency to cling onto illusion, […]
We can not live without constantly becoming acquainted with patience; the sun can not set, sleep cannot be allowed, the blossoming of our being cannot move deeper into ourselves while ascending to heaven without patience. We must work diligently on becoming patient with endings and beginnings; our lives are a constant set of new beginnings, […]
Homer invoked the muses, Aset was called when the limp needed healing, Michael restored Daniels strength; we call it divine inspiration. These stories are a stylization of life; these myths help us on our personal path to supreme internal meaning. All these instances of Godly inspiration and Divine assistance are attempts– by something both internal […]