i rarely have anything important to say. but i still talk A LOT. today was no exception.
earlier today i mentioned not being a very big ‘music’ kind of gal. let’s take on one element of such trendiness: concerts. i am a terrible concert-goer. yes, the band was cool, loved how they added different elements to a classic song, they sound great live, it was a great experience…
what else are you supposed to say?
seriously, not my thing. every now and again i do love a good concert (most recent memory, and most recent attendance at iron and wine absolutely fits the bill here); but typically, i’m still people-watching, checking out the venue’s architecture, and giving live commentary. not mad about it.
this week is the annual integration symposium hosted by the school of psychology, and we were blessed to welcome the theologian, dr. stanley hauerwas, to share his reflections on mental illness.
(preface: i’m an intercultural studies girl. i probably still can’t define ‘open theism’ and i’ll occasionally throw out words like ‘postmodern’ and ‘redemptive’ to sound smart)
below is a short thread between me and my friend, ann. it outlines my thoughts on tonight’s lecture. after reading over it, i thought it worth documenting:
nh: anyway, stan was good. i felt like i was at an academic concert
ay: HAHAHAH. how so
nh: where a lot of people were on pins and needles to hear him. and i felt like “eh, ok”
ay: hmm. so nothing life transformational in your book?
ay: hmm. yes.
nh: i guess i was hoping for more psychology. but psych people perhaps want less psych for an integration symposium
and the SIS kids?
so…what are you supposed to say at these kinds of concerts?