Cozy Homes, Guns & Miss Flannery

A December Salon

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Still Life With Orange and a Book by Raphaelle Peale (American artist)

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A December Salon

Join us for the next SEi Salon: an Advent evening with the humorous, enigmatic, often sagacious Miss Flannery O'Connor.

Vita-mixed (or for some just loosely compiled) with good company, sundry refreshments, and mysterious elements besides, we'll begin the session with another exploration of courage, including its relations to such things as anger and perception.

The meeting will primarily feature a dramatic reading of Flannery O'Connor's story, The Comforts of Home, followed by active discussion. And then, well, it could include music, singing of sorts, stories, and general SEi whatnot.

The ghost of Thomas's father rose before him...

His expression was a turmoil of indecision and outrage. His pale blue eyes seemed to sweat in his broiling face. He closed them for a moment and on the back of his lids, his father's image leered at him. Idiot! the old man hissed, idiot! The criminal slut stole your gun! See the sheriff! See the Sheriff!

~ from The Comforts of Home by Flannery O'Connor

See link below to her collected stories--a book to have in your library!

(above lithograph: The Ghost on the Terrace by Delacroix, depicts Hamlet seeing his father's ghost,

Cozy Homes, Guns & Miss Flannery: a SEi December Salon

Friday, Dec. 4th, 7:30-10pm

1707 Milford Street

Houston, TX

RSVPs are enabled for this event.


  • 7:30 gather, refresh
  • 7:45 short intro, brief enquiry re courage and its relations to perception and anger
  • 8:00 dramatic reading of Comforts of Home followed by discussion
  • 10:00 finis

  • Fees:

    to join as an official SEi "friend" and supporter please go to the SEi website link below

    $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.

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    Thomas was not cynical and so far from being opposed to virtue, he saw it as the principle of order and the only thing that makes life bearable. His own life was made bearable by the fruits of his mother's saner virtues--by the well-regulated house she kept and the excellent meals she served. But when virtue got out of hand with her...

    ~ The Comforts of Home

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    Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself. ~ Erasmus

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