Easter 2 – Tuesday
Feast day of St. Anselm of Canterbury, archbishop & teacher of the faith

[ now playing? ] John Coltrane – A Love Supreme (Deluxe Edition) (Impulse 589 945-2)

SBS’s Insight tonight was a great show.

Alain de Botton was a special guest along with others on the topic of “Reinvention” given the current economic and employment situation. It is something that has been on my mind since high school finished given that I knew that I was going into an accountancy and legal field. Now while I do gain quite a large deal of satisfaction from my current job (even though it’s mentally taxing, pardon the pun), there has always been a part of me that has wanted to try something else.

Now one of those things is probably well known to you readers: theology and maybe ministry (or maybe teaching theology). So the priesthood might be up my alleyway sometime in the future.

But there are others. Music, philosophy, coffee. If I could combine those three…

On another note, I have been acquainted with de Botton’s work over the last year or so and there is something to be said for someone trying to bring philosophy out of the realms of university lectures and into the mundanity of life us regular plebs experience daily.

Now that Essays in Love has been finished, looking forward to getting stuck into Status Anxiety and then de Botton’s new one, The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work. The additional pics in the TPASOW subsite are quite good. These will make superb desktop wallpapers on my laptop and desktop…

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2 thoughts on “Reinvention”

  1. composing music with philosophical lyrics in a coffee shop.

    maybe the coffee shop can become famous like the bar jk rowling used to write her books

  2. i like your thinking sven… heck, we could even conduct services in the coffee shop with a coffee table serving as a makeshift altar for Holy Communion. Then I’d be able to include theology, ministry and teaching in the mix too!

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