Devorah Tarrow, Aesthetic Realism consultant, writes:
Does art have to do with the very essence of marriage? Is the understanding of what makes for beauty central for a relationship’s success—from the everyday matters of who’s going to do the dishes or the laundry, to how to spend money, and even to questions about sex? Aesthetic Realism says Yes!
Barbara Allen, Meryl Nietsch-Cooperman, and other Aesthetic Realism consultants will conduct this event. They will discuss these greatly comprehending sentences by Eli Siegel from his lecture Aesthetics Meets Love:
A situation, having to do with ethics, which very often occurs in married life [is]: One person wants to do A and the other wants to do B. This makes for a great deal of trouble….It has the aesthetic problem with it: how can you please yourself and do what you want to do, and please another. That is a sameness and difference problem, which makes it an aesthetic problem. We have a desire to please another; we have a desire to please ourselves; we also have a desire to displease another.
Very often a person, having made up one’s mind about something, has to change it in a hurry. And a person is very awkward then, because there isn’t enough flexibility. It is like blending colors: if you go from one color to another too crudely, you can’t have a true blending.
Women attending the class will study, through works of art, the above kind sentences, which are based on this principle, stated by Mr. Siegel: “All beauty is a making one of opposites, and the making one of opposites is what we are going after in ourselves.” Everyone present will have new, solid knowledge about how love can grow and flourish!
The fee for the class is $10. For more information, call 212.777.4490.