Devorah Tarrow, Aesthetic Realism consultant, writes:
Tomorrow a woman will marry feeling that the chosen man has shown her adoration, and she wants that adoration to continue. But is being adored what a woman should be going for at all? Or is something completely different what a woman wants most? In fact, is going after adoration harmful to a woman, and to love itself?
“To Be Adored or to Appreciate Rightly—What Is Success for a Wife?” will be the topic the Understanding Marriage! class will discuss and answer with kind honesty and humor. It will be taught by There Are Wives—Barbara Allen, Anne Fielding, and Meryl Nietsch-Cooperman—authorities on marriage.
Women at this grand event will be newly educated! They’ll learn that what a woman really wants is for herself and her husband to increase appreciation in both of them for the world and for other people. That’s what makes for real—and romantic—success.
There will be a lively discussion of the following sentences from the lecture Mind and Appreciation by the founder of Aesthetic Realism, Eli Siegel:
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.
The immediate, practical meaning of this explanation will come alive for each woman, to the great benefit of her life and marriage!
The fee for the class is $10. For more information, call 212.777.4490.