Monday, July 30, 2012

Re-enchantment relates to joy in everyday life

Thomas Moore tweets now about joy. Thang Nguyen blogs "Reading Re-Enchantment" about Moore's book The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life. Nguyen writes, "I am reminded via Mr Moore’s work that it doesn’t take much money to extract pure joy from Nature, from objects of sacredness (even graffiti is a cry for validation)."
Nguyen connects Moore's work to current events: "Building lobbies are for job seekers waiting for an interview. These days, that’s most of us, and soon, one of the Presidential candidates and a host of Olympian athletes after London, as well as Penn State athletes. His chapter on our fixation on Martian motif was right on (I was talking about violence within each of us the day before the Denver shooting). Hollywood certainly did not let these human behaviors escape unnoticed."

This blogger emphasizes Moore's focus on "magic in everyday life" as he takes comfort that a rock, a tree, and poetry will remain after our short lives.