Woodland Manitou is a book for individuals who are searching for something that they can’t quite verbalize; those who aren’t content with the state of the world but are trying to make peace with how things are; those who are unsure how to move forward in taking action to change what feels important to change; those who want to find solace in natural spaces. Reading this book provides reassurance that we aren’t alone in uncertainty, a reminder that there is beauty in the ordinary if we take time to notice and focus on it, and hope that one person’s choices can make a difference even if it’s not always apparent what that difference is.
From the introduction:
Poet Mary Oliver writes, “The world offers itself to your imagination.” No one’s place in the world is set in stone. There are challenges, yes. Despair is real and familiar to all no matter what sort of landscape gets called ‘home’. But the winter still comes each year, as does the spring, summer and fall. Every dew wet apple blossom, every garden plot filled with creeping flowers and weeds, each crimson leaf, each sparkle in a newly white morning – each nuance of creation offers up a sense of place and rhythm. Every creature and every piece of creation has a place in that mystery.
Woodland Manitou will be available wherever books are sold on September 19, 2017.