Escape of the Day: Miranda July

Miranda July

Visit the website of Learning to Love You More (LTLYM), a bizarre and wonderful project launched by artist, filmmaker, and writer Miranda July. Do some of the kooky stuff the site suggests, like (#18) Recreate a poster you had when you were a teenager, (#41) Document your bald spot, or (#1) Make a child’s outfit in an adult size.

Now those are some serious ways to escape.

July is on my brain lately, because I am reading her recently released collection of short stories, No One Belongs Here More Than You. It’s pretty good, but what I really love about this artist is the way that she helps us all see what’s flawed about ourselves, then somehow shows us how to hold that in a beautiful light. I’d almost forgotten about LTLYM, which I think does that best.

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