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PHILO CAFE' Fri. 7p: We read aloud stoic MARCUS AURELIUS + discussion @Guy's apt
Join us Friday, November 16th from 7 to 8:30p. We'll read aloud the MEDITATIONS of Marcus Aurelius (classic reading in stoicism) -- using 2 translations. We're finishing Book 3 and continuing in Book 4 (more like chapters) during this eighth session. No preparation required. Reading material will be provided. We read and discuss. It's no problem if you have missed previous discussions. We limit the attendance to about 12. Here's a link to the beginning of Book 4 in case you want to preview. [4 sheets if you print out.] *** Don't be shy! You'll be glad you came. A philosophy cafe' is the perfect opportunity to discuss and experience in a convivial group a philosophical question, create a space for people to listen attentively, talk and think together. * Bharati and Guy hosting. We'll meet at Guy's apartment in Mid-City/Faubourg St John. Doors open at 6:30. Whole Foods water will be provided. Bring small refreshments if you care to but no requirement there. Food can be a distraction. For more info, contact Guy Henoumont anytime at[masked] or at [masked]

GUY's APARTMENT in Mid-City/Faubourg St John

2746 St. Ann Street · New Orleans, LA


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• "In larger things we are convivial; what causes trouble is the trivial" ~Richard Armour

• "If time, so fleeting, must like humans die, let it be filled with good food and good talk, and then embalmed in the perfumes of conviviality." ~MFK Fisher

• "Have you learned the lessons only of those who admired you, or were tender with you, or stood aside for you? Have you not learned great lessons from those who braced themselves against you and disputed passage with you?" ~Walt Whitman

• "After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality and so on -- have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear -- what remains? Nature remains." ~Walt Whitman

• "Healing is impossible in loneliness, it is the opposite of loneliness. Conviviality is healing. To be healed we must come with all the other creatures to the feast of Creation." ~Wendell Berry

• "What are the odds so long as the fire of the soul is kindled at the taper of conviviality and the wing of friendship never molts a feather?" ~Charles Dickens

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