This class is designed for people interested in modern literature, film, music, philosophy, and the visual arts, and who want to explore connections between these areas and their own life searches. Both parts of this dialogue are equally important, and can elicit deeper meanings from the works and our own lives. This fall, we’ll begin a year-long exploration of artistic and philosophical attempts to redefine and imagine the spiritual. We’ll work with the broadest possible sense: an aspect of reality that co-exists with scientific data and can be a source of deeper personal connectedness. The emphasis, as always, will be on personal meanings. Readings for this fall will be Martin Buber’s I and Thou and Patricia Hampl’s Blue Arabesque.