“…I had put off thinking about this, because it seemed that there would always be time. Later in a few years, I would turn my attention to the big questions – once I had taken care of the smaller ones. Except the smaller ones kept coming, And gradually – though it felt like a split second-I realized that I had reached the still point at the very top of a curve.”
~ Dani Shapiro, Devotion
I just finished reading Devotion by Dani Shapiro and I highly recommend it to anyone probing the big spiritual questions in life (or anyone who loves to read, really). It’s about one woman’s journey through the complexity of faith and finding one’s own path inward, making peace with what it means to be human and to face the great design. To know that we do not know, and yet understand that we are part of something so big that to reach out for connection through rituals and practices that make us stop and take notice is sometimes enough…maybe all there is.
I was lucky enough to find Devotion thanks to a fellow reader and blogger’s review of the book, in case you want a little more before wading into the deep waters of what I found to be one of the most powerful books I’ve read this year.