Books Take Katrina Yu On Adventures Through Creative Images

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Katrina Yu said that she tells stories through images. She loves reading books because she believes they are the ultimate time machines.

“They have the power to take us back to the past and feel how it is to live during that time, to the future with their ideas, or even to an alternate world – one where our imagination comes alive,” she wrote on Bored Panda.

She shares the books she reads on her Instagram page, creating images to describe each of them. Scroll down to see her latest book adventures.

676 – In his spectacular memoir Practicing: A Musician’s Return to music, Glenn Kurtz wrote with articulated wisdom on the artist’s life that deeply resonates with creatives in every field. – “When you sit down to practice, however casually, you cast yourself as the hero and victim of your own myth. You will encounter obstacles; you will struggle, succeed, and struggle some more. The story of your practice weaves all this together, absorbing what is within you and making it productive. Because when you truly believe your story of practicing, it has the power to turn routine into a route, to resolve your discordant voices, and to transform the harshest, most intense disappointment into the very reason you continue.” – ♥️ It was an absolutely rewarding read in its totality.

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664 Simple Things – The wonderful Parker Palmer states that, loving the world means paying attention to its simple gifts, and receiving them with simple gratitude in every moment of our waking lives. – Where simple gifts is to feel at home in our own skin. To feel at home on the face of the earth. – “You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile the world goes on. Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain are moving across the landscapes, over the prairies and the deep trees, the mountains and the rivers. Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean-blue air, are heading home again. Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting—over and over announcing your place in the family of things.” Mary Oliver, Wild Geese – Whoever we are, each of us has a place of welcome in the family of things.

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