Thursday, 20 December 2012
This post is a Christmas special, designed to give you something to think about at this time of year, when you meet up with friends and family and remember those who are no longer with us. As the title has already announced, it is Edmund de Waal's talk on tact: as important at Christmas as mince pies, wine, and wrapping skills.
This talk was given as part of the School of Life's Sunday Sermons earlier this year, and was one of the most engaging of these sermons I have attended. I heartily recommend finding somewhere quiet, without other distractions, and watching.
Edmund de Waal On Tact from The School of Life on Vimeo.
de Waal, E. (2010). The hare with amber eyes; a hidden inheritance. Chatto & Windus.
In Memory of W. B. Yeats (1940) from Another Time by W. H. Auden, published by Random House.