Almost every woman marries expecting unconditional, unstinting adoration from her husband. After marriage, though, a wife and husband can find themselves being irritable and quarreling, and many a wife has despaired: “What happened to the special love he once showed me?”
“The Big Debate in a Wife: To Be Adored—or to Appreciate the World Rightly?” will be the topic the Understanding Marriage! class will discuss and answer with kind honesty and humor. It will take place on Saturday, February 14, from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM, and is taught by the teaching trio There Are Wives—Barbara Allen, Anne Fielding, and myself, Pauline Meglino.
There will be a lively discussion of the following statements from Mind and Appreciation, a lecture by Eli Siegel, founder of Aesthetic Realism:
To appreciate something means to like it by seeing it as it is. In all true appreciation there must be knowledge….It is very easy not to appreciate something. What people don’t see is that in the process of being unfair to the thing that could be appreciated, they are also unfair to themselves. To appreciate rightly is success in life. The purpose of life is to like the world, and that is another way of saying to appreciate the world.
Women at this grand event will be newly educated as they learn that what a woman really wants is, through her husband, to be known truly, and to increase care in both of them for the world and other people. The immediate, practical meaning of this in the daily moments of married life will come alive for each woman, to the great benefit of her life and marriage!
The Aesthetic Realism Foundation, 141 Greene St., off W. Houston St., in SoHo, is a not-for-profit educational foundation. The fee for the class is $10. For more information, call 212.777.4490.