The Metronome

by Jack Helfrich
The Metronome by Jack Helfrich
I do not practice with a metronome because I want to become a better drummer. I practice with a metronome to practice focusing. To practice pretending that the world is objective. To meditate.

In Defense of the Non-Place

by Caroline Reagan
In Defense of the Non-place by Caroline Reagan
I seek the sublime enclosed within banality; I seek a hidden form of secular revelation.

The Broken Column

by Charles Besso
"The Broken Column" by Charlie Besso
Frida Kahlo's "La Columna Rota" is an anthem of self-reflection, fearlessness, and honesty for people who do not belong to predetermined classifications.

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