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OLD TIME: Honour for Elders in St.Catharines, ON
June 6, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
S O L D O U T If you haven’t already purchased your ticket, please consider attending the talk in Aurora, ON on July 27th. event link.
Stephen Jenkinson, Author of DIE WISE A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul and subject of the NFB film, GRIEFWALKER comes to St.Catharines, Sat. June 6th, 2015 (6:30-9:30pm)
General Admission – $20 in advance (seating limited, advance ticket purchase link below)
N E W Location: THE GREEN, 36 James Street, 3rd Floor St. Catharines, ON
The Making of Humans: Young people need and deserve real recognition of their worth and purpose in life, and a living example of enduring discernment and courage for the hard and often empty times that are upon us all. The esteem of parents and friends can only go so far: elders must bring the rest. Grandparents must be grand not only for their children’s children, but for all the young ones coming into the world now. Their status as grand people comes from having wrangled wisdom from experience, and from having become elders more than senior citizens. Grandparents must now be elders even – especially – when no one asks it of them.
This is a talk for anyone with a desire to be useful to those now inheriting an endangered and often dangerous world. It is also for young folk. We will learn something of the skills of grace in a graceless time, of mentorship and true teaching, of fierce and exemplary compassion. We will coax wisdom from old experience, and maybe, we can replace retirement with esteemed elder-hood.