Finding meaning in an impermanent world

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Brian Green says understanding impermanence can lead to a more fulfilling life. Photo courtesy of Greg Kessler.

The novel coronavirus pandemic is a daily reminder of how quickly life can change. Theoretical physicist Brian Greene joins KCRW’s Jonathan Bastian  and discusses the meaning of impermanence and living in the here and now. Poet and essayist Jane Hirshfield explains why poets treasure pondering life’s abysses and how words and imagery disseminate the world around us. 

Credits

Host:
Jonathan Bastian

Producer:
Andrea Brody