Three totally random highbrow/lowbrow things I thought of reading this: Jakob Bohme (who we read for the Living School) and his belief that God birthed the cosmos because there was something God felt lacking in Him, and that God keeps creating because total fulfillment remains always just out of reach. Then, a line from a Bette Midler interview probably twenty-five years ago when she said that what kept her creative and working was so that she could buy shoes. And she said she never wanted to feel like she had enough shoes because then her fire might go out. Finally, the last season of THE GOOD PLACE, which I won't spoil for you if you haven't seen it.

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