Join us every month as we read and discuss books and essays that speak to our individual and collective well being, and to reflect on how to practice it in our busy cities.
This will include writings on themes that connect us to each other and the natural world even as we celebrate the beauty and fragility of our existence.
- We’ll discuss one book/essay every month.
- Share your favourites excerpts and quotes on the ‘Reading Circle’ WhatsApp group.
- Don’t worry if you haven’t read the whole book. We’ll send out a summary one week prior to our Reading Circle meeting.
- Join us on Whatsapp for an hour long discussion.
On Looking: Eleven walks with expert eyes by Alexandra Horowitz
On Looking begins with inattention. It is not meant to help you focus on your reading of Tolstoy; it is not about how to multitask. Rather, it is about attending to the joys of the unattended, the perceived “ordinary.” Horowitz encourages us to rediscover the extraordinary things that we are missing in our ordinary activities. Even when engaged in the simplest of activities – taking a walk around the block – we pay so little attention to most of what is right before us that we are sleepwalkers in our own lives. So turn off the phone and portable electronics and get into the real world, where you’ll find there are worlds within worlds within worlds.