qotd: empathy

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Empathy requires inquiry as much as imagination . . . Empathy means acknowledging a horizon of context that extends perpetually beyond what you can see.

—Leslie Jamison, The Empathy Exams

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qotd: open

fullsizeoutput_3233Leave the door open for the unknown, the door into the dark. That’s where the most important things come from, where you yourself came from, and where you will go.

—Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost 

qotd: write

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The thing you want to write, before you wrote it, was impossible to write. Otherwise it would already exist. You writing it makes it possible.

—Alexander Chee, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel