Coming of Age: An Evening with Stephen Jenkinson
An evening talk with Stephen Jenkinson, author of Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul and Coming of Age:The Case for Elderhood in Times of Trouble - in Birmingham, UK.
The sages seem to be departing. Elections enthrone Change, thats all. The tribal lines deepen. And theres the weather, and the waters. The appearance of it all is this: Wed rather be defeated than persuaded. Perhaps we will be.
In a time like this, contemplation tethered to the troubled world is courageous. Contemplative sorrow: thats the kind that is willing to learn the trouble of its time in a way that principled anxiety is not. Contemplation worthy of the troubled time: that is something to bequeath to the young among us. Unvanquished give-a-shit: that is something the old among us might be nourished to see.
Trade faith and hope for a stranger love of life, one that befriends the darkening sky by learning it. We might yet craft an eloquence that serves the terrible beauty we are about to bequeath to the young. Consequence, after all, is the true companion of grown ups. This is an evening for young folk and old folk, for elders in training.
All event attendees will receive a coupon code for 10% off in the Orphan Wisdom online shop, valid till June 30 2018.
Doors will open at 6pm. The Coffee Lounge will be open 6-7pm for light refreshments.
Birmingham and Midland Institute (View)
Birmingham B3 3BS
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