Posts Tagged ‘ childhood ’

Like humans, these big-brained birds may owe their smarts to long childhoods | Science | AAAS

Parenting may be linked to the evolution of larger brains and intelligence in corvids

Source: Like humans, these big-brained birds may owe their smarts to long childhoods | Science | AAAS

Supportive relationships during childhood lead to longer lives – FOOTSTEPS revealed

After years of theories and generalized assumptions, research has finally identified some aspects of childhood linked to people living longer. Individuals brought up in families with a higher socioeconomic status were more optimistic in middle age and, in turn, lived longer. Those who have experienced more psychosocial stress factors, such as the death of parents, frequent stress and harsh discipline, tended to encounter more stressful life events in middle-aged and had a higher risk of dying. – Daniel Corbo

Source: Supportive relationships during childhood lead to longer lives – FOOTSTEPS revealed

Louise Glück – “First Memory”

Long ago, I was wounded. I lived
to revenge myself
against my father, not
for what he was–
for what I was: from the beginning of time,
in childhood, I thought
that pain meant
I was not loved.
It meant I loved.

THE PRICE OF GREAT ART a review by ANNE HIGONNET on Sally Mann’s Memoir


Jessie at Five (1987). Photography by Sally Mann / Smithsonian Institute

The Price of Great Art

Film Review: “The Better Angels”


Braydon Denney in “The Better Angels,” by A. J. Edwards. Credit Amplify

“The Better Angels” Film Review

Joan Baez : Sad-Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands

Mompou ~ Musica Callada

Mompou is best known as a miniaturist, writing short, relatively improvisatory music, often described as “delicate” or “intimate.” His principal influences were French impressionismErik Satie and Gabriel Fauré, resulting in a style in which musical development is minimized and expression is concentrated into very small forms. He was fond of ostinato figures, bell imitations (his mother’s family owned the Dencausse bell foundry and his grandfather was a bell maker),[1][3] and a kind of incantatory, meditative sound, the most complete expression of which can be found in his masterpiece Musica Callada (or the Voice of Silence) based on the mystical poetry of Saint John of the Cross. It employs very simple, even childlike melodies, but tinged with sadness, melancholy and a nostalgic echo of a forgotten far-away land.[citation needed]

He was also influenced by the sounds and smells of the maritime quarter of Barcelona, the cry of seagulls, the sound of children playing and popular Catalan culture. He often dispensed with bar lines and key signatures. His music is rooted in the chord G-C-E-A-D, which he named Barri de platja (the Beach Quarter).[1] — Wikipedia

A portrait of the poet as a child, a book review by David Burleigh / The Japan Times


Twelve Views from the Distance by Mutsuo Takahashi and Jeffrey Angles

A Jar, a haibun by Donna Fleischer

A Jar

Insect in a jar. metal holes gouged in a blue sky and a few sprigs of torn grass . . .

glass tower
reflecting the many
deaths of childhood

Donna Fleischer
from indra’s net 2003

A Boy to Be Sacrificed, by ABDELLAH TAÏA / The New York Times

Chema Moya/European Pressphoto Agency

A Boy to Be Sacrificed