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The Wisdom of Donkeys: Finding Tranquility in a Chaotic World

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A literary ode to peace, presence, and fulfillment inspired by a walk taken with a most surprising creature.

“The demon of speed is often associated with forgetting, with avoidance…and slowness with memory and confronting,” observes Milan Kundera in his novel Slowness. With that purpose in minda search for slowness and tranquillityAndy Merrifield set out on a journey of the soul with a friends donkey, to walk amid the ruins and spectacular vistas of southern Frances Haute-Auvergne. The purposeful pace of the journey and the understated nobility of Gribouille, his humble donkey companion, allowed him to confront himself as well as to consider the larger mysteries of lifeinsight he now shares in his enchanting book, The Wisdom of Donkeys. As Merrifield contemplates literature, science, truth and beauty, and the universality of nature amid the French countryside, Gribouille surprises him with his subtle wisdom, reminding him time and again that enlightenment is all around us if we but seek it. Traveling with Andy Merrifield and Gribouille, were reminded of the contemplative and exquisite benefits of nature, passive adventuring, and wild spaces.

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"The demon of speed is often associated with forgetting, with avoidance … and slowness with memory and confronting," observes Milan Kundera in his novel Slowness. With that purpose in mind—a search for slowness and tranquility—Andy Merrifield sets out on a journey of the soul with a friend's donkey, Gribouille, to walk amid the ruins and spectacular vistas of southern France's Haute-Auvergne. As Merrifield contemplates literature, science, truth, and beauty amid the French countryside, Gribouille surprises him with his subtle wisdom, reminding him time and again that enlightenment is all around us if we but seek it.

About the Author

Born in Liverpool in 1960, Andy Merrifield taught geography for over a decade in assorted British and American universities. He is the author of four previous books, including biographies of two twentieth-century French philosophers. He now lives and writes in a small rural community in Frances Auvergne region.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802715937
Subtitle:
Finding Tranquility in a Chaotic World
Author:
Merrifield, Andy
Author:
Marshall Thomas, Elizabeth
Author:
Thomas, Elizabeth Marshall
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Subject:
Personal Transformation
Subject:
Inspiration & Personal Growth
Subject:
Motivational & Inspirational
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
Country life
Subject:
Simplicity
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20100427
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.85x6.00x.90 in. .78 lbs.
Age Level:
up to 5

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"The demon of speed is often associated with forgetting, with avoidance … and slowness with memory and confronting," observes Milan Kundera in his novel Slowness. With that purpose in mind—a search for slowness and tranquility—Andy Merrifield sets out on a journey of the soul with a friend's donkey, Gribouille, to walk amid the ruins and spectacular vistas of southern France's Haute-Auvergne. As Merrifield contemplates literature, science, truth, and beauty amid the French countryside, Gribouille surprises him with his subtle wisdom, reminding him time and again that enlightenment is all around us if we but seek it.
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