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If, like us, you love Rochester and love books, you’re probably looking forward to the next Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival. And if, unlike us, you’re artistically inclined, you can do a lot to make the 10th Annual Teen Book Festival in May 2015 even more amazing: design the TBF t-shirt and program cover. They’re looking for teen artwork, so get to work! The deadline is March 1, but why wait?

Have you ever experienced one or more of these symptoms? No spontaneous thought An intensified, fixed, internalized awareness An expansion of especially clear awareness into ambient space The disappearance of the bodily self A distinctive closing off of all sight and sound A deep, blissful serenity A marked slowing or cessation of respiration Don’t worry: you weren’t abducted by aliens (I hope).  Instead, you attained that elusive and magical state of flow that only comes from total absorption. Some associate this state with the deep internal absorption that comes from skilled meditation. Others refer to it as the Coder’s High. But you don’t need to live in Tibet or work in Silicon Valley to find this bliss. The flow state finds us when we are fully absorbed in accomplishing a complex and worthy task. Great works of art may be immersive but not truly absorbing unless we’re creating them. The flow state is…

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