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On the ordinary and the extraordinary

Summary

Marilynne Robinson describes the sacredness of experience.

Summary

Marilynne Robinson describes the sacredness of experience.

Transcript

I’ve had, you know, completely random conversations with someone I sat next to on a train or something that have been as important to me as, you know, courses I took in college. I think that how something resonates with one’s own experience or illuminates it, there really is no objective scale for these things. And I think that’s something people have known since Piers Plowman basically, you know, that the idea of the sacred really erases away the idea of relative importance or unimportance.