Morning Coffee at the Goldfish Pond: Seeing a World in the Garden
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WINNER SILVER AWARD 2017 NAUTILUS BOOK AWARDSFINALIST, NEW GENERATION INDIE BOOK AWARDS David Zurick, winner of the 2006 National Outdoor Book Award, recounts an event in his life that seems exceedingly uncomplicated: he builds a goldfish pond in his backyard. Yet, there is more to a goldfish pond than meets the eye. Zurick's compelling story travels the world, encompassing places of extraordinary beauty and rich cultural traditions, but the core of it is in Wolf Gap Holler, Kentucky, where he lives among hard-working and community-minded neighbors, cuts firewood to keep warm in the winter, and enjoys morning coffee by his goldfish pond . . . often with his neighbor George. Entertaining and informative, the book at first seems so simple that one barely notices its treatises on the sacred qualities of place, the contemplative virtues of nature, the dilemmas of sustainability, and the spiritual framework that undergirds life. Yet, this is what this book is about: a sacred and seamless landscape that extends from the highest mountain plateaus in Tibet to the deepest hollers of Kentucky.
Shanti Arts Publishing
nature, spirituality, ecology, sustainable living
Zurick, David, "Morning Coffee at the Goldfish Pond: Seeing a World in the Garden" (2017). EKU Faculty and Staff Books Gallery. 73.