Keep in mind, this review is not being generated by a erudite, literary scholar ... having barely passed college english. Thus, this is the simple opinion of a complex personality.
I encountered Mary Sojourner on a Yoga web site where her chapter on "Occupying Less" was presented. So enticed by her ability to articulate her thoughts on simplicity and nature that I ordered the book, clueless as to its future impact on my life.
Initially, I was struck by her spiritual movement from dull, flat grays to brilliant, primary neons which interplayed with the shadows and lights. The grey world of childhood nuturing is juxtaposed against her eight year old ability to disconnect from the pain by focusing on Christmas lights... and hence forth, always seeking those luminous, transcendental moments of escape from the gray, monotonous ache.
Sojourner's ability to express the concept of disconnection as both a survival skill and as a destructive force resonate with those seeking that fine thread of balance upon which many of us try to walk. Her absorption into a new homeland, the desert, and her desire to rally the cry for protection is inspiring. Yet, through her struggles as an environmental activist, she cogently identifies her own personal obstacles and emotional pitfalls.
If for no other reason than cronehood, I believe this book should be a must read for all women who are seeking their path.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 403 KB
- Print Length: 176 pages
- Publisher: Scribner (1 November 2007)
- Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc (AU)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0014IZ5SO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 2 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,145,716 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)