Emily Mandel

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All three caravans of the Traveling Symphony are labeled as such, THE TRAVELING SYMPHONY lettered in white on both sides, but the lead caravan carries an additional line of text: Because survival is insufficient.
Emily Mandel
“Survival is insufficient” is a line that I heard twenty years ago in an episode of Star Trek, and it stayed with me forever. It just struck me as an elegant expression of something that I believe to be true. You don’t have to look to a fictional future to find that phenomenon—as a species, we do things like put on plays in war zones and play musical instruments in refugee camps. You could look at such activities as a waste of time and resources in desperate times, or you could look at it as the thing we do that reminds us that we’re human.
Rachel
Rachel
This line has been so important to me that I've considered having it tattooed. And I don't have any tattoos.
Trisha Cronin
Trisha Cronin
I do have this tattooed, because of this book. I did also go back and watch the Star Trek episode.
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Whitney
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