Hussein Rashid said death has power because people don’t understand it. Certain Muslim traditions, though, try to give death meaning.
It may be the end of another season for Chautauqua, but for the Institution’s senior administrative staff, it’s just the beginning of nine months spent brainstorming, planning and programming for summer 2015.
Edith and Steve Benson’s Chautauqua cottage sits at 19 Wiley, surrounded by an aged picket fence. Pushing open the gate, walking under the arched trellis draped in akebia and along a short curved stone walkway dripping with yellow roses, blue Russian Sage and the hardy remnant of a purple clematis up to the Benson’s porch is akin to visiting a home from a bygone era.
Describing Chautauqua to an outsider is a daunting if not futile undertaking but it means something deeply personal to the Chautauquans who have been returning for decades.
“Have you looked at nursing lately?” Martha N. Hill asked the audience by way of opening her Thursday morning lecture in the Amphitheater, the fourth in Week Nine, “Health Care: From Bench to Bedside.”
In taking the Amphitheater stage for his Wednesday morning lecture, Acting Deputy Surgeon General Rear Adm. Scott Giberson said that he had two goals: to “accelerate a paradigm shift to health,” and to “inspire action.”
At 9 a.m. on Thursday at the CWC House, Mimi Gallo will conclude the 2014 Chautauqua Speaks series with a presentation on “Women of the Impressionists,” which will continue to spotlight artists; in this case, it will be four French and three American Impressionists.
The Strohl Art Center gallery store offers an array of handcrafted pieces created by variety of artists. From jewelry to scarves to purses, the store offers unique pieces of “wearable art,” said store manager Lynn LeFauve.
Riley Burton, sunny and full of giggles, sits on her bed in the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and flaunts one of her well-known grins. She takes a break from singing “Let it Go” from Disney’s “Frozen” to chat with pediatric oncologist Tracey Jubelirer. The pair talks about dolls and playing dress-up while the doctors run their tests and check her white blood cell count. Afterward, Riley colors a butterfly with a purple crayon, relaxed.
If Recognition Day is like a Roman triumph, then Nancy Griewahn, 85, might just be its glorious general.