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"To make us feel small in the right way is a function of art; men can only make us feel small in the wrong way." E. M. Forster

Godin brings us the inspiration of humility (an embraced failure of certainty and dominance) this Seth-urday in his post ‘On Feeling Small’

  • “The small feeling produced by art comes from dancing with our muse and allowing our inspiration to take us somewhere the resistance would rather avoid. We feel small in the face of magic and connection. Feeling small gives us the guts to create something bigger, bigger than ourselves, the art of human connection and the gift of generosity.”

And perhaps one can feel no smaller than gazing up at half of the universe on a starry night as Chet Raymo describes in his post Abecedary

  • “Begin with wonder. Lying on one’s back, perhaps, under a dark canopy of stars. Head empty, except for awe. A sense of enormous depth and enormous mystery. Wonder is a private emotion. But wonder leads to wondering, and wondering leads to knowledge.”
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