Teaching a Stone to Talk
By Annie Dillard, Published 2008
Few of us have trained our eyes to see the world as the Annie Dillard. To take the ordinary and expose its intricacies. This set of essays explores some of the exotic places Annie has visited: Ecuadorian jungles, the Galapagos Islands, places that most of us will never set foot. She also traverses her own backyard. Though different than the places I tread, it seems there is just as much I can learn about living in my not-so-ordinary spaces. Annie’s easy prose speaks of wonder that moves between both physical and spiritual realities.
Recommendation: Read and know that you should never be bored.