Half a Shade Braver: The Foundational Elements of a Courageous, Everyday Life
Victoria, British Columbia
May 6, 2017
10am - 3pm
Courage is a word that tempts us to think outwardly, to run bravely against opposing fire, to do something under besieging circumstance, and perhaps, above all, to be seen to do it in the view of others. Courage is celebrated in story, rewarded with medals, given the accolade, but a look at its linguistic origins is to look in a more interior direction and toward its original template, : the old Norman French, Coeur, or heart. Through the revelations of poetry and the poetic tradition, David will guide us to look into some of the bold, sometimes courageous, always robustly vulnerable and sometimes painful steps in bringing our seemingly interior states out into the world, to be and to do, to achieve and above all, to give.