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Bob Dylan and our inner creatures

Bob Dylan’s recent Nobel prize for Literature underlines one of the things I’ve always appreciated about him — his poetry, and the way he uses metaphor and rhythm and beauty to tap into personal and universal experience. Earlier today, I was struck by one of his lyrics whilst listening to Shelter from the Storm. It was a lyric I’d never properly noticed before —

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I’ve been elected onto the RSA Fellowship!

RSA

The RSA is the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, and being in the Fellowship basically means I get to use the letters FRSA after my name 😉

More importantly, it means I am part of a network that enriches society through ideas and action. I hugely align with the platform and ideas that the RSA cultivates, which all work to release human potential:

“Our mission is to create the conditions for the enlightened thinking and collaborative action needed to address today’s most pressing social challenges.

We serve this mission by acting as a global hub, by enabling millions of people to access the most creative ideas, by nurturing networks of innovators, and through researching, testing and sharing practical interventions.”

I’m thrilled to be a part of the RSA network, and I can’t wait to get stuck in…

Brainpickings

I. Love. Brainpickings!

The site’s founder and author, Maria Popova, is a ‘curator of interestingness’. Her weekly digest of interesting articles (everything you never knew you’d love to know from art, love, science, creativity, philosophy, life and loads more) blows into my inbox each week like a breeze that smells of the sea.

Go to her site, subscribe and get lost in a Wonderland for the mind and soul.