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What Does It Mean To Be People Of Creativity?
ONE SERVICE - 10:30 AM
For Aid and Comfort Through All the Relations and Passages of Life and Death
Rev. Clare Petersberger
This weekend marks the 225th anniversary of the birth of the Unitarian minister and American author, Ralph Waldo Emerson. On the night Emerson’s five-year-old son died of scarlet fever, he wrote four letters to relatives describing his son and began to compose his poem, “Threnody.” Richard Higgins writes “Anybody who says that Emerson didn’t suffer, that he didn’t have an adequate sense of the awful things that happen in life, that he was just a feel-good optimist, simply doesn’t know the man. Emerson’s optimism is so strong because it was fired in his grief.” On this Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, we look at the relationship of grief and creativity.