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CHEN Jiang Hong 陈江洪 Chinese, b.1963 Based in Paris since 1987)

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Words are the clothes thoughts wear.
Samuel Beckett

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"That we go numb along the way is to be expected. Even the bravest among us, who give their lives to care for others, go numb with fatigue, when the heart can take in no more, when we need time to digest all we meet. Overloaded and overwhelmed, we start to pull back from the world, so we can internalize what the world keeps giving us. Perhaps the noblest private act is the unheralded effort to return: to open our hearts once they’ve closed, to open our souls once they’ve shied away, to soften our minds once they’ve been hardened by the storms of our day.”
―Mark Nepo, “Hearing the Cries of the World” from our summer 2013 issue (which happened to be our 150th issue of Parabola.
Read Nepo’s essay here.
Photography Credit: Fernando Lemos
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"That we go numb along the way is to be expected. Even the bravest among us, who give their lives to care for others, go numb with fatigue, when the heart can take in no more, when we need time to digest all we meet. Overloaded and overwhelmed, we start to pull back from the world, so we can internalize what the world keeps giving us. Perhaps the noblest private act is the unheralded effort to return: to open our hearts once they’ve closed, to open our souls once they’ve shied away, to soften our minds once they’ve been hardened by the storms of our day.”


―Mark Nepo, “Hearing the Cries of the World” from our summer 2013 issue (which happened to be our 150th issue of Parabola.

Read Nepo’s essay here.

Photography Credit: Fernando Lemos

via: parabola-magazine.

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Sam by Edward W. Quigley, 1898-1977

Sam by Edward W. Quigley, 1898-1977

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Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
Marcus Aurelius

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The Reader - Marie Laurencin
1913

The Reader - Marie Laurencin

1913

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At the heart of our matter as human beings, really the best thing of all is passion. Passion for another person, for a job, a cause, an idea, a place…. passion for a book when it’s good enough to light up the inside of your head. Perhaps that’s what IT is all about— our Purpose: trying to furnish your life with so many different kinds of passion that everywhere in it there is something that fills you to bursting and makes you want to tell the whole world about it— or them.
Anonyme -. Une élégante captive. Tirage argentique, vers 1935

Anonyme -. Une élégante captive. Tirage argentique, vers 1935

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“You were once wild here. Don’t let them tame you.” - Isadora Duncan

You were once wild here. Don’t let them tame you.” - Isadora Duncan

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To go wrong in one’s own way is better than to go right in someone else’s.
Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment

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