Memory, Images & a Secret Self
SEi Society UVA
A Meeting of the SEI Society UVA
We'll have some focus on the issues of "true-to-being" memory and images that we keep, especially as related to aspects of prudence (and Miss Prudence).
The primary (and somewhat primal) elements of the evening will feature a poem by Wendell Berry and a short story (or two) by H.H. Munro,a.k.a. Saki--known for a sharp eye and biting comedy.
Per "the usual", music and other unexpected, spontaneous things shall be expected...
- Copies of the stories will be provided.
See you then!
Memory, Images & a Secret Self: SEi Society UVA
Tuesday, May 10th, 7-10pm
304 Montebello Circle, Charlottesville, VA 22903, United States
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
further ponderings in memory and "miss" prudence...
..truth of real things...is contained in the true-to-being memory...it "contains" in itself real things and events as they really are and were. The falsification of recollection by the assent or negation of the will is memory's worst foe...The peril is the greater for its being so imperceptible...There is no more insidious way for error to establish itself than by this falsification of the memory through slight retouches, displacements, discolorations, omissions, shifts of accent...memory can be ensured only by a rectitude of the whole human being which purifies the most hidden roots of volition...
...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, A Brief Reader on the Virtues of the Human Heart and The Four Cardinal Virtues (see links below)