Author’s Choice: Favorite Articles of 2013

On Monday, I posted the ten articles that received the most traffic during the past year. Today, I want to share with you my personal favorites. This list contains recent posts which haven’t had the time to build up a large audience, runners-up to the most popular list, and some that may just have been overlooked. Happy reading!

Dreams of the Unreachable: Thoughts on Gabriel García Márquez’s Eyes of a Blue Dog

Exploring the tenuous relationship between dreams and reality through the lens of magic realism. The runner up from our most popular list.

© Mira John with CCLicense

© Mira John with CCLicense

The Evolution of Myth: A Panoply of Dragons

Investigating the dragon archetype and its meaning for humanity.

Fantasmic the Dragon, Disney World © fortherock with CCLicense

© fortherock with CCLicense

Mistrusting Creativity: Currents in Orhan Pamuk’s My Name is Red

Conflicts between conservative dogma and artistic expression in 16th century Istanbul remain relevant today.

Khusraw Discovers Shirin Bathing in a Pool from Nizami's Quintet

Inspiration and the Perfect Breath

Our first post illuminates the relationship between inspiration and breathing.

Creative Commons Licensed Image via Stuart`Dootson on Flickr

© Stuart`Dootson with CCLicense

On Monsters: Portrayals of Nazis and Hitler in Hirschbiegel’s Downfall

A meditation on the nature of evil as portrayed in this insightful film about one of the darkest periods in human history.

CC Licensed Image by PhOtOnQuAnTiQuE on Flickr

© PhOtOnQuAnTiQuE with CCLicense

Glimpses through the Ocean Fog: Selkie, A Sea Tale

A review of Elliot Cole’s beautiful chamber opera and a meditation on cultivating enchantment and listening for synchronicity.

 L-R: Cellist Patrick Moore, dancer Meg Brooker, pianist Kyle Evans, soprano Misha Penton. Photo by Jerry McCallum. Selkie, a sea tale. Composer Elliot Cole's haunting neo-Romantic chamber opera, a setting of fairytale poetry by soprano Misha Penton.

Photo by Jerry McCallum

Undercurrents of Sensuality and Aggression in Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Bram Stoker’s famous aristocratic monster examined in the context of Victorian values and gender roles which cast a shadow into present day society.

© Il Fatto Quotidiano with CCLicense

© Il Fatto Quotidiano with CCLicense

Innovation through our Limitations: The Creativity of Bob Fosse

Recognizing legendary choreographer Bob Fosse as a model of how to use limitations creatively.

Creative Commons Licensed Image by BombDog on Fotopedia

© BombDog with CCLicense

Moments from Other Lives: Thoughts on Haruki Murakami’s Kafka on the Shore

Murakami overlays a world not unlike our own with visions from the subconscious mind, resulting in a novel that can be read in many different ways.

Alchemist, Jaume Plensa  image © Ezequiel Zwik with CCLicense

© Ezequiel Zwik with CCLicense

Rooted in Loneliness: Thoughts on Ray Bradbury’s The Fog Horn

There is something swimming in the great deep of the subconscious, something alive and otherworldly, something ancient. And it is lonely.

© John Curly with CCLicense

© John Curly with CCLicense

To Listen or Not to Listen: Creativity and the Voices in Your Head

A snarky post on finding yourself amidst a sea of external and internal voices and thoughts.

© Kevin N. Murphy with CCLicense

© Kevin N. Murphy with CCLicense

 

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