oook blog: Otium: Gardner's mot juste
In remembrance of a goat of my acquaintance) that leads me to a spasm of searching and stringing together, and turns out to be absolutely spot on. And my Latin dictionary glosses otium. Leisure, free time, relaxation, freedom from public affairs, retirement, peace, quiet, ease, idleness, inactivity. But the fun really begins when one Googles the word: a glassblowing site. Otium , which literally means to be at ease , reflects their desire to create environments that soothe, comfort, and nurture the soul.
Remain eloquent. I can't say that I was unhappy or unfulfilled, but I surely wasn't adequately prepared for the intellectual challenges of Harvard in 1961, and I made irresponsible and ill-informed use of the available resources, and basically drifted cluelessly through most of my classes (with some sterling. My extracurricular jobs (research assistant, photographer, photo lab assistant) were my most significant activities, and my spouse. All of these texts are still Under Construction). Washington and L...