Each one of us grows into a steadily unfolding story where the horizon gets broader and more mysterious, the understanding of loss and mortality more keen, the sense of time more fleeting and the understanding of our own mistakes and omissions more apparent. In the midst of this deepening we have to make a life that makes sense: there is no other life than the one that involves this constant beckoning, this invitation to the fiercer aspects of existence.

Join poet David Whyte for an evening exploring the discipline of finding and asking the questions that help us re-imagine ourselves, our world and our part in it, questions that work to reshape our identities, helping us to become larger, more generous and more courageous; equal to the increasingly fierce invitations extended to us as we grow and mature. Whyte is a poet and philosopher, a featured TED speaker and has been interviewed by Krista Tippett in her American Public Radio show, On Being.

A book and CD sale and signing will follow the event.

Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Office of Mission Integration, Sanzone Center for Catholic Studies and Theological Reflection, Manresea Program, Creative Writing Program, Department of English and Department of Philosophy. Major funding for this event has been provided through a NetVUE Professional Development Grant. For more information, call (315) 445-4120.