Romance in Marriage—How Can It Be Fresh & Lasting?
Where: Aesthetic Realism Foundation
141 Greene St.
212-777-4490 Price: $10
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This deep and wonderful workshop is taught by Aesthetic Realism consultants Barbara Allen, Meryl Nietsch-Cooperman, and other consultants. In this exciting class women learn the basis for a kind, successful marriage—and it is the most romantic and practical thing for a wife to know: “The purpose of marriage is to like the world,” Eli Siegel explained definitively. He also identified the thing that hurts, even ruins married life: it is that “people have tried to love in a way that would mean less like for the world—in fact, a contempt for it.” The upcoming class will discuss these meaningful sentences from his lecture “Aesthetic Realism & Love.”
“Two people marry, and they say, ‘We don’t care for the rest of the world; we’ve
got ourselves.’ They have enclosed themselves in an amorous sphere. In this,
which is blissful, there is also a deep objection. The two come to feel limited by it; it gets wearisome; it is not a means of expansion….The purpose of liking a person is to like other persons. Aesthetic Realism says that no one can be successfully in
love until that person wants to love the world.”