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Apr 10, 2023Liked by Priya Iyer

Really nice post!

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Thanks!

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"I thought again of how art, writing, cooking, and other creative pursuits are both sanctuaries, where we go to hide from the chaos of our world, and showcases, where we express ourselves and are seen." - Yes, this! It's also never too late to create. Jon Hamm started acting later in his life. Ke Huy Quan returned to acting after a long hiatus. Sumiko Iwamuro is djing in her late 80s.

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This was a great read! I really enjoyed your takeaways from Childโ€™s book and I really enjoyed the questions you posed at the end of the piece about our raison dโ€™etres etc.

I believe, we can have more than one raison dโ€™etre, well at least I have more than one... I have always loved skateboarding, it has been my thing for more than 20 years and I loved it so much it inspired me to start writing about it. And now in the last five years I have fallen head over heels for writing as well. And so my two raison dโ€™etres now exist side by side. - thank you

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