The Art of the Commonplace Quotes by Wendell Berry
The Art of the Commonplace - Counterpoint Press
Wendell Berry offers the fable of Whitefoot, a mouse who lives at the edge of the woods, at what she believes to be the center of the world. Whitefoots great discovery of the universe around her, and her own ability to survive within it, is a lesson thats sure to resonate with children and adults alike.
Art of the Commonplace gathers twenty essays by Wendell Berry that …
Together these twenty-one essays offer an agrarian alternative to our dominant urban culture. Grouped around five themes—geobiography, an agrarian critique of culture, agrarian fundamentals, agrarian economics, and agrarian religion—they provide an excellent introduction to the wide range of Wendell Berry’s work. They also demonstrate that Berry’s writing promotes a clearly defined agrarian vision compelling to those dissatisfied with the stress, anxiety, ill health, and destructiveness of media-driven culture.
The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays of ..
My upstairs apartment neighbor vacuums only at sunrise. I sometimes wake to the soft hum passing across the floor over my head. I’m not sure who she is, nor even that she’s female, but I envision her with tired hands like leather laced with wrinkles, wearing a sweet and sleepy sort of smile. Behind my shut eyes, I see her shuffling in the same slippers she’s kept for years, embroidered with tiny roses across the toes, as she tangles the thick cord of the vacuum around her ankles.
The Agrarian Essays of Wendell Berry ..
Assistant Professor of Missiology David Leong recently wrote a Lectio on the overall topic of reconciliation — in particular, the concept of new creation. The text he focused on was Luke 4, where the gospel is preached with a particular emphasis on the social and economic order of the day being flipped on its head.