February 21, 2019 - 6:00 pm
The Beaches Museum presents Marietta McCarty at the historic Beaches Museum Chapel on Thursday, February 21st at 6 p.m.
Marietta will share the emotional and physical challenges of emptying her family home of fifty-six years described in recollections in her fourth book entitled Leaving 1203: Emptying a Home, Filling the Heart, which was released in October 2018.
Returning to her hometown in 2013, the three months of home emptying taught her anew the old lessons in good living. She experienced, firsthand and unforgettably, the meaning of joy, kindness, relationship, empathy, generosity, and gratitude. This experience proved that the philosophical foundation of her first three books was cemented long ago in the bricks and mortar of the old home. As a child at 1203, she indulged in simple pleasures and outdoor fun, good conversations marked by listening and respect, laughter and a sense of belonging.
Pieces of 1203 reside with her at her home in Charlottesville, where she keeps her eye on the prize of good living through teaching and learning, speaking and listening.
The event is free to Beaches Museum members with a suggested $5 donation for non-members. Please visit the Beaches Museum website or call 904-241-5657 for further information.