Radical Joy for Hard Times

Finding Meaning and Making Beauty in Earth's Broken Places
Author(s): Trebbe Johnson
Genre: Self Help, Science
Original Publish Date: Sep 25, 2018
Product Number: EB00720108
Released: Sep 25, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781623172640
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In a time of uncertainty and devastation--from pandemics to environmental catastrophe--a call to action for finding beauty, creating art, and healing in community. When a beloved place is decimated by physical damage, many may hit the donate button or call their congressperson. But award-winning author Trebbe Johnson argues that we need new methods for coping with these losses and invites readers to reconsider what constitutes "worthwhile action." She discusses real wounded places ranging from weapons-testing grounds at Eglin Air Force Base, to Appalachian mountain tops destroyed by mining. These stories, along with tools for community engagement—ceremony, vigil, apology, and the creation of art with on-site materials—show us how we can find beauty in these places and discover new sources of meaning and community.

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