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Wild Comfort The Solace of Nature

ISBN-10: 1590307712
ISBN-13: 9781590307717
Edition: 2010
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Description: In an effort to make sense of the deaths in quick succession of several loved ones, Kathleen Dean Moore turned to the comfort of the wild, making a series of solitary excursions into ancient forests, wild rivers, remote deserts, and windswept  More...

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Book details

List price: $22.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/9/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

In an effort to make sense of the deaths in quick succession of several loved ones, Kathleen Dean Moore turned to the comfort of the wild, making a series of solitary excursions into ancient forests, wild rivers, remote deserts, and windswept islands to learn what the environment could teach her in her time of pain. This book is the record of her experience. It's a stunning collection of carefully observed accounts of her lifetracking otters on the beach, cooking breakfast in the desert, canoeing in a snow squall, wading among migrating salmon in the darkbut it is also a profound meditation on the healing power of nature. In the wonder of the rush of water over rocks, in the joy over the sight of a cougar in a cow field, Moore finds the solace that comes from connection to the natural world, and from that astonishingly intimate connection arise hope and courage, healing and gratitude. Moore is a respected and important figure among contemporary literary naturalists. Her precise and satisfying prose is a vehicle for evoking the deeper meaning of nature in our lives. "The Earth holds every possibility inside it," she writes, "and the mystery of transformation, one thing to another. This is the wildest comfort."

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Introduction
Gladness
The Solace of Snakes
Burning Garbage on an Incoming Tide
The Happy Basket
Suddenly, There Was with the Angel
Solace
My Old Friend, Sorrow
Dog Salmon Moon
Crossing the River
Overnight Fog in the Valley
Winter Prayer
Never Alone or Weary
Winter Geese in a Green Field
A Joke My Father Liked to Tell
The Recipe for Migas
Turning Stones
Things with Feathers
Morning in Romero Canyon
The Patience of Herons
The Water and the Wave
Stillwater Bay, Columbia River
To Mend a Broken Pot
Repeat the Sounding Joy
The Possum in the Plum Tree
The Time for the Singing of Birds
If I Hadn't Stopped to Watch the River
Courage
Look, the Rain Has Stopped
Twenty Things Morning Reveals
How Can I Keep from Singing?
Let It All Go (Seven Feathers)
Acknowledgments
Notes
Credits
About the Author

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