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The Importance of Being: Observations in my Anecdotage

The Importance of Being: Observations in my Anecdotage (Paperback)

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Life is there for the taking. We can choose to take it, or leave it to float by as it will. If we have the confidence, we can reach out and grab it.According to John Cairney, life is divided into four sections: birth, adolescence, maturity and old age. Writing from the final quarter, he looks over each section of his life and draws wisdom from the places he has been and people he has met.With tales of love and courage interspersed with dry Glaswegian humour, this book is a guide to a full living grounded in a simple philosophy spiced by anecdotes related by someone whose life has been well lived. The Importance of Being will make you laugh and ponder the complexities of life, at the same time.This is an unashamed celebration of the too-often ignored moment when breath is drawn in to give life and let out again to allow us to enjoy living. Everything else, no matter how wonderful, uplifting or rewarding, is decoration and extra to this breath-taking fact - that as long as we're breathing we're alive.

Mind, Body & SpiritMind, Body, Spirit: thought & practicePhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsAlternative belief systemsContemporary non-Christian & para-Christian cults & sects Publisher: Luath Press Ltd Publication Date: 01/10/2014 ISBN-13: 9781910021088  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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JOHN CAIRNEY, `The Man Who Played Robert Burns', is an actor, writer, lecturer, recitalist, director and theatre consultant, football fan and most recently, has exhibited as a painter. In a career that spans over half a century, John Cairney has performed in nearly every media, including television, theatre film and radio. He is perhaps best known for writ-ing and starring in the 1968 Scottish Television adaptation `Burns'. He currently lives in Glasgow, Scotland.

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