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Stricken with Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS) at age 35, Simmons left his position as a professor of English to return to his native New Hampshire. The author of numerous articles and one previous book, he has crafted essays out of his reflections, understanding, and observations of everyday rural life. Interwoven throughout is Simmons's theme of letting go as a necessary means of embracing life. With a knack for blending the esoteric and the mundane, Simmons presents his own insight into the well-known messages of Western and Eastern spiritual masters, such as Rumi, the Dalai Lama, Thomas Merton, Thich Nhat Hahn, and Meister Eckhart. As a family man with a degenerative disease, he writes with a marvelous understanding of acceptance, always knowing that tomorrow you still have to do the laundry. Eschewing the saccharine found in other works of this kind, these engaging essays are recommended for public libraries. Andy Wickens, King Cty. P.L., WA
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I found it useful and interesting re my "spiritual" life - but it was hard to read.Published 26 days ago by Roberta K. Smith
I have spent a lifetime with the universal struggles which Mr. Simmons has just months to sort out before he passes to the beyond. Read morePublished 28 days ago by larry bergsgaard
One of the most inspiring books I have ever read. I think it is a must read. Also good for book club.Published 1 month ago by karen
Excellent book. Well written. Simmons wrote it from his heart, but many of his shared perceptions were clear and profound. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Stephen L Byrne
This book is crafted so beautifully and full of wisdom and quiet giggles.Published 4 months ago by Tamara D. Ball