October 17th, 2006
listening to lister
I was sad to hear of the death of canadian radio host Lister Sinclair, who hosted the enlightening show, “Ideas”, (one of my favourite nightime companions for many years.) His passion for knowledge and for his work was completely contagious, and (like my favourite teachers) left me wanting to go out and do my own investigations into the topics he presented. In explaining mr. sinclair’s process, the executive producer of Ideas Bernie Lucht said,
“He felt that the job of humanity was to find out what it was about, what we were about and what our surroundings, the universe into which we had been born, were about.”
something about these words hit me at a deep level. kind of an “aha” moment. it so simple, this is our only work, to find out what we and the place that we live are about. maybe the big conclusions never come. i am an investigator, doing reseach and documenting my findings.
I suppose this is exactly what I have been doing all along, yet lately I am wanting to have a distinct conclusion, a formulation of meaning, clear results from my findings. But what if my only role is in documenting, investigating, observing?
yes, i can do that.
“Same old eyes, same old world but the difference is how you look at what is in front of you, not what it is.” ~Lister Sinclair
thank you for sharing your heart mr. lister sinclair.