This conversation has a light and open quality that belies the depth and subtlety of its subject and its far-reaching content. Beginning with the seeming inconsistency between work and play, the conversation proceeds to dig deeply into questions of living, dying and loving.
Ronald Eyre (1929-1992) was a theatre and television director, actor and writer who held a long-standing interest in theology and religion.
I am forced to concentrate in the office and the job forces me to distraction.
Distraction is not the same as play. There is a cycle of fear.
Do we do anything that we love? Am I afraid of life?
What is death, ending? You cannot look at something with your whole attention if there is an idea about what it should be.
Why is there a tremendous craving inwardly? What is the relationship between love and death?
What is the root of fear? Why does thought enter into the realm of the psyche?
What is creation that is not born out of knowledge?