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Dear friend,

Aristotle and I have moved to a new space,

The

Non-Utilitarian.

We have conversations on art, culture, travel, philosophy, life, all things Aristotle-esque, and we'd love for you to join.

Please visit The Non-Utilitarian and sign up for the newsletter there.

 

I look forward to our conversations.

Sincerely,

Yara

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December 13, 2018

I saw a man pursuing the horizon;

Round and round they sped.

I was disturbed at this;  

I accosted the man.

“It is futile,” I said,

“You can never —”

“You lie,” he cried,  

And ran on.

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November 29, 2018

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‘At some point in life, the world's beauty becomes enough.’

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November 8, 2018

The rain to the wind said,

'You push and I'll pelt.'

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That the flowers actually knelt,

And lay lodged - though not dead.

I know how the flowers felt.

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