Wednesday, November 28, 2012
ABC Wednesday: Treasures
Timeless treasures washed up by the tides:
Shells, sand dollar, shark's tooth & calcified coral I found on beaches in Maine & Florida,
and two halves of a nautilus shell purchased at a gem show (a gift from a friend)
A teeny bunny my mom gave me takes a seat on a chunk of rose quartz,
with a watercolor of Loch Ness' beguiling Urquhart Castle,
a cherished token from a terrific trip to Scotland in 1998, as her backdrop.
- INFERNO ~ Dan Brown
- MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD & EVIL ~ John Berendt
- MY NOTORIOUS LIFE: A NOVEL ~ Kate Manning
- ONE SUMMER: AMERICA, 1927 ~ Bill Bryson
- QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN'T STOP TALKING ~ Susan Cain
- THE BEAUTIFUL CIGAR GIRL ~ Daniel Stashower
- THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY ~ Erik Larson
- THE SHADOWS, KITH AND KIN ~ Joe R. Lansdale
- THE TIPPING POINT ~ Malcolm Gladwell
There is still strong in our society the belief
that animals and the natural world have value
only insofar as they can be converted into revenue.
That nature is a commodity.
And that the American dream is one of unlimited consumption.
There are many of us, on the other hand,
who believe that animals and the natural world
have value by virtue of being alive.
That Nature is a community to which we belong
and to which we owe our lives.
And that the deeper American dream is one of unlimited compassion.
~John Robbins, "The Food Revolution"