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January is Mystery

We are comforted by certainty and seek it frantically like a child who lost sight of their parents. But as the astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser said in The Island of Knowledge,

“We strive toward knowledge, always more knowledge, but must understand that we are, and will remain, surrounded by mystery.” 

Indeed, gaze at the stars, at old traditions, or ponder the modern behaviors encouraged by technology, and you might have trouble understanding or explaining it. By engaging with mystery the way we flip through a new book, we allow our lives to expand. as.

The theme was chosen by our Houston chapter and illustrated by Joseph Alessio. This month in 160+ cities around the world, we’ll learn how creatives from various backgrounds dance with mystery and infuse it into their lives.

Some upcoming talks on #CMmystery:

  • Jonathan Fields currently runs mission-driven media and education venture, Good Life Project®, where he and his team lead a global community in the quest to live more meaningful, connected and vital lives. (Charlotte)

  • Vera Kochubey left her successful journalist career in Moscow and moved to Berlin to establish herself as a visual and performance artist six years ago. (Berlin)

  • Melody Stone started a curiosity-based story series at Capital Public Radio about the weird things you see on the side of the road. (Sacramento)

Find an event near you!

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