more on listening.
“Many people are looking for an ear that will listen. They do not find it among Christians, because these Christians are talking where they should be listening. But he who can no longer listen to his brother will soon be no longer listening to God either; he will be doing nothing but prattle in the presence of God too. This is the beginning of the death of the spiritual life … One who cannot listen long and patiently will presently be talking beside the point and be never really speaking to others, albeit he be not conscious of it. Anyone who thinks that his time is too valuable to spend keeping quiet will eventually have no time for God and his brother, but only for himself and for his own follies.” -Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Excerpt from Krista Tippett’s ”Listening Past the Shrillness of Our Own Voices - and Others" because obviously I love this: "The Everyday Art of Listening" from On Being.
[WSJ]: Photographer Annie Ling’s work “A Floating Population” is on view through Sunday as part of an exhibition exploring “the connection between people and lived spaces within this neighborhood” at The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) in New York. MOCA says its mission is to celebrate the living history of the Chinese experience in America and encourages contemporary artists to tell those stories. /// Curator Herb Tam said the project “Chinatown: Beyond the Streets,” which includes two exhibitions, serves as an attempt to “look beyond the streets into the interior life of Chinatown, its domestic spaces and collective memory.” Ms. Ling’s photographs, spanning four years of work, allow viewers to access the “internal, private worlds” of the residents of Chinatown in a display of more than 80 images composed of four sections: “81 Bowery,” “Shut-Ins,” “Tenements,” and “A Floating Population.
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