Posts Tagged "joy"

Celebrating Life with Grief – The Talent of Deep Living

Posted by on Oct 15, 2012 in Critic's Area | 3 comments

In his seminal work Stars, Richard Dyer appropriately argues that “talent is historically and culturally specific.  Even if one simply meant talent as skill, one would have to ask, skill at what?” Stephen Jenkinson’s words on loving and living with grief are probably the least mentioned skills in celebrity culture.  Yet, many heroic public personalities and fellow human beings achieve deep living and celebrate life through the wisdom of death that Jenkinson shares.  I received Jenkinson’s knowledge of ‘Orphan Wisdom’ during my latest writing retreat near Kawartha Lakes in Ontario, Canada. ...

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