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Step Over Inert Bodies

“It takes awhile before you can step over inert bodies and go ahead with what you were trying to do.” I first read this quote from artist Jenny Holzer while visiting the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. I think it offers profound advice for us, both in life and professionally as grantmakers. How often have you: Dated someone who never quite got around to making something of life (getting a job, seeking promotion, finishing graduate school, etc.)? Had a friend who never seemed happy when your life was going well (new job, birth of a child), because she was never happy with hers? Wondered why a parent told you how much she loved you, but her actions never felt loving? Similarly, as a … Continue reading Step Over Inert Bodies

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