• Ali Pirl

    flow

    learning the elements of dance

    April 25, 2019
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    A few weeks ago, the professor of my Philosophy and Psychology of Happiness course introduced us to the concept of flow. Flow, as he described, comes from taking action to complete a difficult task. When a person is in flow, their enjoyment of a task lies outside the boundary of anxiety and boredom, where a […]

    dog days

    a week with rosie

    March 1, 2019
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    You’re a hunter-gatherer. Despite the wild beasts stalking in the dark and the harsh weather, you cling to life as fiercely as muscle clings to bone. You are sinew and ligament, rough hands and dirt-caked fingernails. And you have a dog who runs with you, sniffing, hunting, guarding. You’re a farmer, putting down roots in […]