Our topic this month is “Books”. There are endless quotes about books:
I never understood people who don’t have bookshelves. – George Plimpton
A room without books is like a life without meaning. – Thomas Jefferson
We never tire of the friendships we form with books. – Charles Dickens
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends. – Charles William Eliot
If books are not good company, where shall I find it? – Mark Twain
Books had instant replay long before televised sports. – Bernard Williams
People read books to escape the uncertainties of life. – Barbara Kingsolver
A collection of books is the best of all universities. – Thomas Carlyle
Thank God for books as an alternative to conversation. – W. H. Auden
Health, south wind, books, old trees, a boat, a friend. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Where books are burnt, men finish up being burnt too. – Heinrich Heine
The books are to remind us what asses and fools we are. – Ray Bradbury
Bohm Dialogue is a freely-flowing group conversation in which participants attempt to reach a common understanding, experiencing everyone’s point of view fully, equally and nonjudgementally. This can lead to new and deeper understanding.
Join us to listen to what others think and to share what you think. The Religious Exploration Salon is a group that meets 3rd Sundays to discuss various topics in the format called Bohm Dialogue which emphasizes respectful listening and balanced, synergistic sharing. For more details about how Dialogue works, please see this intro.
Everyone is welcome. You are welcome to think about the topic beforehand but no preparation is required or expected — come as you are with whatever thoughts/intuitions you have, ready to listen, learn and contribute. We next meet Sunday February 21 at 7pm via Zoom. Past attendees should receive an email with instructions. Or contact Tom Yelton or Jan Hardenbergh for instructions on how to join the Zoom meeting.
Contact Paul Reising, Tom Yelton or Jan Hardenbergh for more information.