Lessons in Life

Andrea/Cara here, musing today not on writing (though that comes into play) but on Life. On our Wench e-mail loop, we often share with each other things that tickle our fancy or strike a deeper chord as meaningful wisdom. And just the other day, Anne gave us a link to a speech called 9 Life Lessons given by Tim Minchin (a comedian /musician who is described as “sublimely talented, witty, smart and unabashedly offensive" ) on receiving an honorary degree from a Down Under university.

Minchin

Some of you might have seen the link on her Facebook page, but I thought I’d share it here too. I hope you’ll take the time to have a look.

I don’t often feel compelled to share videos from the internet (there’s a lot of wonderful stuff, but a lot of noise out there too, and I try to be careful about both listening and imposing those “time sucks” on my friends.) But I found this one profoundly moving—wise, funny, and filled with advice that resonated with me. Perhaps it’s partly because of a confluence of events that had me very much thinking about a number of the points on which he touched:

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