Saturday, November 21, 2009

Aesthetic Realism podcast

I've just seen the new Aesthetic Realism podcast, "Toughness and a Feeling Heart-- Can a Man Have Both?" The answer, consultant and actor Bennett Cooperman shows, is yes. It was a moving experience to witness this podcast. If people felt what is shown here -- that being moved by the world is also a tough thing, not weak -- would they be unjust to someone because their skin colour or their features are not just like their own? I don't think so. I used to pride myself on being able to remain unaffected. I thought feeling was a weakness. At the same time I longed to have sweeping emotions and cursed myself for being cold. This podcast has the answer men, and women too, are yearning for.
And if, like me, you're a Jack London fan, you're in for a real treat!

"The People of Clarendon County"

Check out this great event last month in Washington DC at the Capitol Visitors' Center:
"The People of Clarendon County”—A Play by Ossie Davis, & the Answer to Racism!"