By Arnold Weinstein

Take a moment to recall something: an experience, a discovery, a milestone. What made it memorable? How did it change you? How does something as everyday as, let’s say, the smell of coffee on a Sunday morning or the sound of leaves crunching under your feet stick with you for the rest of your life? Maybe it was the first cup of coffee you had on your wedding day or the first time your child played in the leaves. The art of life is the people, places and things that give it richness and meaning. That’s what the humanities are all about.

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