Seeing Things Again! with Wendell
an informal Salon (but mostly a social gathering of friends)
We will briefly touch on the topic of prudence and perception, read and discuss a short poem by Wendell Berry, and then, well, not much...but much!
See you soon!
Please rsvp as space will be limited. Feel free to bring a bottle of wine or something to share.
Seeing Things Again! with Wendell: a Salon-like Social
Saturday, Jan. 23rd, 7pm
1707 Milford Street
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Speaking of Prudence...
To mention fortitude and prudence in the same breath seems in a measure to contradict modern man's notion of prudence and also of fortitude...The term "prudence" has come to mean rather the slyness which permits the cunning and "shrewd" tactician to evade any dangerous risk to his person, and thus escape injury and even the possibility of injury...To us prudence seems to be that false "discretion" and "cool consideration" conjured up by the coward to shirk the test. To prudence thus conceived, fortitude seems plainly unwise or stupid...
...the world reveals itself to the silent listener and only to him; the more silently he listens, the more purely is he able to perceive reality.
...these false prudences arise from covetousness and are by nature akin to it...how impossible just estimate and decision is without a youthful spirit of brave trust and, as it were, a reckless tossing away of anxious self-preservation, a relinquishment of all egoistic bias toward mere confirmation of the self...
~ Josef Pieper
- 7:00 Gather at SEi Milford St.
- 7:30 brief exploration of prudence, poem and discussion
- 8:30 socialize, music, whatnot...
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$40 per person (non member)
$30 per person (member)
$70 per couple (non members)
$50 per couple (members)
This event is for adults only.
Space will be limited.
Educators (and their others) receive a $5 discount per person.