Sunday, November 19, 2006

Making life beautiful amidst today's challenges

In a blog post for Nov.19, "Luther" writes about Thomas Moore's Dark Nights of the Soul. According to Luther, "As I continue to make my way through Dark Nights, it amazes me in its uncanny ability to provide common sense insight to issues that all humans face without actually claiming to solve a problem or provide an answer. What Dark Nights does is help one with a little introspection. It helps provide a person with a perspective they may never have considered regarding their own lives, and thus in turn, a new perspective from which to view the world." Luther weaves insights from Sister Catherine Michaud's 1996 paper, "The Art of Making Life Beautiful" (that mentions Moore's earlier book, Care of the Soul), with his reactions to Dark Nights.