Sunday, November 5, 2023

Looking both ways, looking up, looking outward, looking inward / Love Has Many Faces


Two timely book recommendations.  

A first cousin who lives in Florida sent me a copy of The Seed Keeper, which takes place where our first-generation American grandfather was born in 1871 in Minnesota of Norwegian immigrants, in the wake of the Sioux Uprising of 1962 and subsequent hangings of 38 Dakota men. 

These two books explore complexities of history, present-day life, and relationships within the vast human family.  They offer no easy answers.  Both books celebrate the many faces of love.  In each book, the expressive beauty of the natural world is ever present to be experienced amidst interpersonal, social, political and spiritual unrest.


Beyond The Lion Gate was written by my blog friend, Morelle Smith who lives in Scotland.  I've bought several of her books over the years and continue to find the writing on her blog and otherwise, whether poetry or prose or novel or book review or essay, to be compelling.  The photos on her blog from her travels and from Scotland are sublime.



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