Meditations on Nature, Meditations on Silence

Meditations on Nature, Meditations on Silence

By Roderick MacIver (Editor)

North Atlantic Books, Paperback, 9781556439162, 87pp.

Publication Date: November 18, 2009


Meditations on Nature, Meditations on Silence is a collection of hundreds of quotes on the beauty and mystery of the natural world by writers and thinkers, including Aldo Leopold, Rachel Carson, Edward Abbey, Rainer Maria Rilke, Henry David Thoreau, Louise Dickinson Rich, and Lewis Thomas.

Through their inspirational poetry and other writings and Rod MacIver’s beautiful watercolors, Meditations on Nature, Meditations on Silence offers readers a retreat from our complex, fast-paced world. This book explores the beauty, strange cohesion, and complexity of the natural world and universe, drawing on sources as diverse as ancient Chinese poets, contemporary songwriters, wilderness adventurers, homesteaders, and modern scientists.

About the Author
Born in Canada, Roderick MacIver currently splits his time between Vermont and his studio in New York's Adirondacks. His work is inspired by a love of wild nature. Readers and art patrons write hundreds of letters a year to Heron Dance Press responding to the sense of peace and serenity embodied in his watercolors. Roderick MacIver founded Heron Dance Press, a nonprofit organization, in 1995 to celebrate the seeker's journey and the spirit and beauty of all that is wild.The quarterly journal published by Heron Dance now has over 30,000 paid subscribers and its free weekly e-newsletter, A Pause for Beauty, has almost 20,000 subscribers.