What catches our attention and incites us to action has always interested me. The middle of the month newsletter will bring you a provocative pluck from the zeitgeist and I will rate it according to the feared and lauded Meaning Marketplace Scale. For more on the Meaning Marketplace, the zeitgeist, and measuring meaning, click here. Stay Tuned!
Below, in each of the thee legs of the zeitgeist stool, I will feature a quote from one of my books that I hope you will find meaningful, a Story Alchemist event that you might find interesting, and a person, place, or thing external to my writing that is worthy of your attention. Sign up for my bi-monthly newsletter, if you haven't already, here. This is the last of the unsolicited newsletters.
I have received quite a few requests for a hard copy of version of Conversations Among Butterflies. It is now available! Click here to purchase a hard copy.
“It is my fault Emma. Diana asked why I never carved anything out ofPau d’arco. I told her the wood is very hard and more like sculpting stone than carving wood,” Alejandro explained.
“So then I asked papa how he knew so much about trees. Was it because he had cut up so many? And he told me it is impossible to understand life by slicing it into pieces. When you cut the tree you kill it. How can you understand the living tree when it is dead?”
Conversations Among Butterflies, chapter 7
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Treasure Hunt! The next book I will launch is Kitab Kabbani. More about the book here. In short this is a Middle East adventure and race to find a secret book. I am planning a launch event where I place a hard copy book in secret locations around the United States and a few international locations. I can't tell you where because this is a treasure hunt. More specifics on this event soon!
This month's pass-along tip is a book for children that was illustrated with nature-based colors. The story is uplifting and the illustrations are inspiring. More at: Magic Beans. The book was published to celebrate the launch of the Permaculture Life School online. Check out the school here. Best wishes to the school and its students!