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Happenings 20 June 2019

Happenings 20 June 2019

Just thinking…‘Enthusiasm’ – perhaps another name for ‘passion’! Oh, how we need it! Arthur Gordon writes, ‘Enthusiasm – from the beginning a remarkable word. The ancient Greeks used it to describe an inspired person: en meaning in, and theos meaning god. The enthusiastic person, they thought, was one who reflected the presence of an indwelling…

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Happenings 31 May 2019

Happenings 31 May 2019

Just thinking…When did you last experience wonder? One definition of wonder comes from 18th-century Scottish moral philosopher Adam Smith. He wrote that wonder arises ‘when something quite new and singular is presented… [and] memory cannot, from all its stores, cast up any image that nearly resembles this strange appearance’. Smith proposed that wonder is crucial for…

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