Sunday, November 06, 2011

Feel the spark when soul imbues a special place

Lucie D’Alessandro blogs about the significance of home in her post, "Mangonui: The Pearl in the Oyster" on Friday. Mangonui, in northern New Zealand is tied to D’Alessandro’s family since the early nineteenth century and in describing its sense of place, she writes, "Thomas Moore talks about the spirit of a place as being like ‘the pearl in an oyster’ or the ‘spark of its soul’ in his book The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life."