Book Club 2021 - Shared screen with speaker view
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Diane Tickton Schuster
Oz’s reflections about himself as a writer reminded me of the writer in House on Endless Waters.
his sense of the potential power of his writing is based on European romanticism
Interesting mention of Schubert, a composer who tragically died very young.
i don't agree with naming Amos misogynist from the passages in this book. I find the relationship with narrator and Amos is clever.
Also, he’s not mysogynistic about Tita. She has a lot of rachmones for Albert
p 72 Synopsis -Oz writes “Even the Narrator himself is somewhere between the mystical and the mischivieous”
Also family therapy reflects the legacy of family of origin and the multiple voices. This is Oz telling the triads, dyads of relationships that are family heredity which is transmitted for generations.
There is a special torture of being willfully abandoned by the one’s most core relationship- that is a trauma that one never stops dealing with
Dr. Dorothy Greenbaum
AndDita is not hung up on sex. She has a natural ease with it and an honesty which frees her to be honest
We can’t ditch our parents. We can try to understand their story, and our story, with greater compassion.
So many insightful comments today.
good to hear all this this week because last time it was predominantly judging her free sexuality that I heard
I don’t remember that as strongly
Wonderful session. Thank you everyone for the many insights.
I agree with Heather about the discussion last week being judgmental.
there are many aspects of Dita that are not appealing but for me her sexuality was neutral
does anyone know how old he was when his mom died?
So sorry. I have a community engagement that I need to “show up” for today. Thank you and looking forward to next time!
12 The year before his Bar Mitzvah!
did she have chronic depression?
Yes. it’s a long story. You should read “Love and Darkness” to find the roots of her depression
yes I will
her mother's death may have been an accidental overdose and not a suicide.
She never adjusted to the loss of her life in Europe and the hardships of Israel at that time
Dr. Dorothy Greenbaum
Are there recordings of Rachel’s teaching of Love and Darkness?
All that is correct
yes there are recordings
Isn’t death something we typically begin to think about seriously when we turn 60