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|Cristina Nehring, photograph by Russell Jacob |
Writer Cristina Nehring
argues that romance has become 'a poor and shrunken thing' in our time, emptied of all spiritual consequence. Nehring believes that in a culture that is all about efficiency and managing risk, we've turned away from passionate love, and in doing so, we have lost touch with our very souls. Cristina Nehring is the author of A Vindication of Love: Reclaiming Romance for the Twenty-First Century
, published by Harper.
Also on the program: Meet Paula Jardine,
artist-in-residence at Vancouver's Mountainview Cemetery. In a documentary by freelance broadcaster Jen Moss
and CBC producer Yvonne Gall
, we'll hear how Paula uses her artistry to personalize rituals around the death of loved ones.
St. John's writer Joan Sullivan
finds a moment of stillness and peace in the heart of Manhattan. Listen to Joan's essay about performance artist Marina Abramović
, at the MoMA in New York City. Joan Sullivan is the editor of the Newfoundland Quarterly.
Some of the music on Tapestry is licenced under a Creative Commons attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike License.
On today's program, you heard excerpts from Eye Heart Knot
, by General Fuzz
Music featured this week: Ring of Fire
, performed by Johnny Cash