The wonderful Zachary Towne-Smith brought this comic strip to our attention via the Mindcamp Facebook page…. and it is SO brilliant we want to be extra-sure that none of you miss it.
Mindcamp 2013 was bittersweet with the very recent passing of our much-revered friend and spiritual ancestor, Dr. Sid Parnes. He is truly Mindcamp’s “grandfather,” a very big part of why Mindcamp exists at all.
“Ithaca” by Constantine Cavafis was one of Sid Parnes’ favourite poems. We feel the experience of the Passeggiata carried a little of this vibration. Please read, savour, enjoy! Perhaps some memories from YOUR Passeggiata experience will intertwine with the layers of meaning and emotion in the poem.
submitted by Tim Hurson Sid loved this one, by the great Shel Silverstein. May it inspire us all forever!
Sid Parnes: ‘The objective of creative problem-solving programs is to help students develop attitudes and abilities that will help them meet positively and creatively any future challenge in our rapidly-changing world. The death of a loved one can be one of these challenges. If a person is taught throughout his life, or at least somewhere in his life, to look for ways to turn every set-back into an advantage, he might much better be able to “cope.”’
We remember with joy, and bid farewell with sadness, our mentor, the great Dr. Sid Parnes. Sid was the catalyst that brought us all together. He was 91.
I have lost my best question. I have spent the last 25 years of my life finding this question, and now I have lost it, and I don’t know how to find it again. BIG REWARD to the people that can bring me back my beloved question.