"They say, ninety-one years old, it can't be helped. Almost they don't care, he's so old." These words appear on the first page of Autumn Light: Season of Fire and Farewells. They are the words of Hiroko, Pico Iyer's wife, who calls him from Japan to tell him her father is dying. When we think … Continue reading A Meditation on Dying — Autumn Light: Season of Fire and Farewells by Pico Iyer
!Disclaimer! This book is based on the expedition of Mr. Ernest Shackleton and the voyage of the Endurance. It is not exacly the same, only some parts are the same. Also the focus changes every chapter. Ex; Colin one chapter, Phillip the next, etc. Book 2 Antarctica: Journey to the Pole by Peter Lerangis (2000). … Continue reading Rita’s Corner: Antarctica, that cold place is in this book
"I feel at peace among these looming rocks, the cloud swirl and wind- whirled snow, as if the earth had opened up to take me in."page 159 The Snow Leopard (1978), could be criticized as misleading since this is not a book about the mysterious Leopard of the high altitudes of the Himalayas. The purpose … Continue reading Death and Grieving in Peter Matthiessen’s The Snow Leopard
Loren Eiseley is hard to pin down. He calls himself a "bone hunter," and a "naturalist." By profession he was an anthropologist. He has even been called a mystic. He is all of these things. Thankfully. He takes everything in and sifts through it offering us, as the bone does to him, little bits of wisdom.
Remen, Rachel N., Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories That Heal. The Berkley Group, NY. 1996. I checked this book out of the library because someone I knew, had been diagnosed with breast cancer, stage 4. I thought since Rachel Remen had dedicated so much of her life to working with people who were in the late … Continue reading To Life! _Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories That Heal_ by Rachel Naomi Remen