Author(s): David Whyte
"It is not a coincidence that this book will slide easily into your jacket pocket; you'll want to keep it close for unexpected moments, those gifts of small, beckoning spaciousness amidst all our obligations and necessities. In addition to works written over a span of many years, plus one new poem and one new essay, the book contains David's personal reflections for many of the pieces, providing deeper context to its meaning. In some ways an artistic representation of a close circle of companionship to the work and to the man : edited by his wife, and designed and typeset by close friends Edward Wates and John Nielson, the book forms an elegant testament to David Whyte's most closely-held understanding - that human life cannot be apportioned out as one thing or another; rather, it is best lived as a living conversation, a way between and beyond, made beautiful by darkness as well as light, at its essence both deeply solitary and profoundly communal."--publisher's description.