University of the Streets Café in Montreal has an upcoming discussion I’m particularly excited about: “Have We Forgotten How to Rest?”
“Rest can be tricky in large busy pluralist urban environments where individuals and small groups create modular, individualistic ways of ‘unplugging’ to suit their own tastes and styles of down-time. With the decline of religiously prescribed rest, what does it look like today compared to before? Many of us don’t engage in substantial down-time when we continue to ‘connect’ to through technology from home, on vacation, etc. Is the concept of rest simply different or has something important been lost? This conversation will consider where and how we are seeking rest? Can we survive/thrive without it? Are we really resting when we think we are…?”
…Think I’ll plan to be there.
Thursday Nov 24, 7 – 9pm
Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom
4100 Sherbrooke Rue O, Montreal
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