Dear Humans, 

I'm sorry that the world is scary and uncertain and overwhelming right now. It's also connected and caring.  I'm in awe of the number of folks I know personally who have, with everything else going on, offered to make art and read stories to our children.  It's incredible. Isn't that what we all need right now?  For someone else to pick their favorite books, snuggle us up, and read to us?  That's what we're going to do here.  From some cozy place in my house, wearing pajamas, doing my best to not shrink at my dyslexia and my own inability to sit still for too long right now, and with occasional background meows, I'm going to read to you.  I'm so grateful to these artists for their words.  I'm so grateful that you're here.  

Love,

Nik 

A Field Guide to Getting Lost 

By: Rebecca Solnit

1:

Open Door

(Part One)

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Open Door

(Part Two)

00:00 / 20:47

2:

The Blue of Distance

(Part One)

00:00 / 04:15

The Blue of Distance

(Part Two)

00:00 / 17:09

3:

Daisy Chains

(Part One)

00:00 / 09:54

Daisy Chains

(Part Two)

00:00 / 05:48

Daisy Chains

(Part Three)

00:00 / 14:38

4:

The Blue of Distance

(Part One)

00:00 / 10:38

The Blue of Distance

(Part Two)

00:00 / 21:43

5:

Abandon

(Part One)

00:00 / 07:17

Abandon

(Part Two)

00:00 / 09:59

Abandon

(Part Three)

Note: This section contains language used to identify folks that was common in the 1980’s and is generally not used by folks to self-identify today.

00:00 / 21:30

6. 

The Blue of Distance

00:00 / 24:02

7:

Two Arrowheads

(Part One)

00:00 / 07:19

Two Arrowheads

(Part Two)

00:00 / 08:07

Two Arrowheads

(Part Three)

00:00 / 18:41

Two Arrowheads

(Part Four)

00:00 / 05:29

8.

The Blue of Distance

(Part One)

00:00 / 14:34

The Blue of Distance

(Part Two)

00:00 / 04:22

The Blue of Distance

(Part Three)

00:00 / 18:57

9.

One-Story House

(Part One)

00:00 / 06:21

One-Story House

(Part Two)

00:00 / 07:43

One-Story House

(Part Three)

00:00 / 10:44

A Note to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Folks and Folks translating English to more accessible languages: HeartBrain will post text or links to access text for all audio.  

A Note to Artists: HeartBrain supports artists' rights.  No works are being shared or read without the artist's permission or that aren't widely available for free.  We're trying to balance access to the arts and education in a way that supports the livelihoods of artists.  

One-Story House

(Final Section)

00:00 / 25:51

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