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Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment, and Meanings of Everyday Words book cover

Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment, and Meanings of Everyday Words

by David Whyte
Discussion led by Dr. Chris Kukk
Thursday, January 16, at 7:00 p.m.

With the imagery of a poet and the reflection of a philosopher, David Whyte turns his attention to fifty-two ordinary words–beginning with “Alone” and closing with “Withdrawal”–each its own particular doorway into the underlying currents of human life.

He unpacks aspects of being human that many of us spend our lives trying in vain to avoid–loss, heartbreak, vulnerability, fear–boldly reinterpreting them, fully embracing their complexity, never shying away from paradox in his relentless search for meaning.