Raw, adjective: 7. brutally or grossly frank: a raw portrayal of human passions.

The master of the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which; he simply pursues his vision of excellence in whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he is always doing both.

— Buddha

(This makes me think lovingly of Karl Marx's old notion of sensuous labor: that idea that the work we do can be at once fulfilling, artistic, creative, interesting, life-giving and — gasp! — not soul-deadening. It's possible. Really, it is.)


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