Where do our journeys take us?What do we leave behind?What do we carry with us?How do we find our way?
You are invited to consider a more graceful way of traveling through life. With arresting clarity, Journeys of Simplicity offers vignettes of forty travelers and the few, ordinary things they carried with themfrom place to place, from day to day, from birth to death.
Edward Abbey • Nellie Bly • Raymond Carver • Dorothy Day • Marcel Duchamp • Dolores Garcia • Emma "Grandma" Gatewood • Mohandas Gandhi • Peter Matthiessen • William Least Heat Moon • John Muir • Robert Pirsig • Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton • Henry David Thoreau • Father Zossima • and others
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About the Author
Philip Harnden was the publisher of The Other Side , a magazine of spirituality and social action, for a dozen years. A Quaker, he has written on subjects as diverse as the land rights of Native Americans and the spiritual life of Fritz Eichenberg. A former correspondent for Religion News Service, Harnden has also been a commentator on North Country Public Radio. He lives in northern New York State, not far from the Canadian border.
Table of Contents
On Traveling Light Thomas MertonJohn MuirHenry BestonMarcel DuchampAnnie DillardMatsuo BashoEdward AbbeyFather ZossimaDolores GarciaHenry David ThoreauThe Other Henry ThoreauWill BakerA Celtic WomanFather TerenceWerner HerzogRaymond CarverSueEphraim M'IkiaraJapheth M. RyderEmma "Grandma" GatewoodIshmaelFermina DazaPeter MatthiessenJohn JackEric HofferBilbo BagginsBill WasovwichThe Hermit of TailaoshanJesus of NazarethGeorge Washington SearsWilliam Least Heat MoonArctic TernFrank O’MalleyKamo no ChomeiDavid and GoliathDorothy DaySir Ernest Henry ShackletonRobert PirsigPeace PilgrimNellie BlyMohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A book which shares vignettes of spare poetry about the beauties of unencumbered living. Drawn from disparate sources, both literary and real life, the brief chapters in this book show the minimal material possessions that are required for living fulfilled lives. Some of the vignettes are of well-known figures like Edward Abbey, Thoreau, Merton, Muir, and Werner Herzog; others, drawn from literature include Ishmael, Father Zossima, and Bilbo Baggins; yet others were unfamiliar to this reader, including Dolores Garcia, Father Terence and Emma Gatewood. This book is worth meditating upon as a reminder of what is essential for living a life.
One of my desert island books. Lovely pieces from all over the place, including Thomas Merton and Raymond Carver as standouts (for me). Much to learn.