patti smith’s lesson in improvising, via sam shephard

Our favorite hunk from Just Kids, Patti Smith’s story of finding her artistic voice, in tandem with her friend Robert Mapplethorpe. Here, a life changing notion from Sam Shepard. Related posts: the possibilian explores time patti smith’s (+ ancient chinese) smile therapy brian eno on ‘structuring ideas’ in improvising tina fey’s 4 1/2 rules (in 4…

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patti smith’s (+ ancient chinese) smile therapy

We had just finished writing the post on Laughter Yoga when we remembered an interview punk rocker Patti Smith gave to The New York Times Magazine.  She outlined her personal “smile therapy,” evolved to ease the pain of a rough life. “Do you ever feel lonely?” the interviewer asked. “Sometimes the pain still — the…

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