The Heron Dance Book of Love and Gratitude
Publication Date: February 8, 2011
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In The Heron Dance Book of Love and Gratitude, Roderick MacIver uses text and pictures to encourage readers to discover that “all-transcendent meaning” in their daily lives. This wise and comforting book celebrates the open heart and the beauty and mystery that surround us through a wide array of voices and perspectives. MacIver weaves inspirational poetry and prose with his shimmering nature watercolors to create a book that helps readers discover—and honor—love and gratitude.
These quotes from men and women span time and geography, but share a sense of hard-won wisdom. Henry Miller finds unexpected late-life solace in embracing the simple quality of trust. Gabriel García Márquez muses, “If I knew that this would be the last time you pass through this door, I’d embrace you, kiss you, and call you back for one more.” Helen Keller says, “God is in me as the sun is in the color and fragrance of a flower.” This book is equally rewarding when sampled or read cover to cover as a respite from the pressures of modern life.
Roderick MacIver is a Canadian-born watercolor artist whose work has been used by wilderness protection groups and nonprofit organizations in their outreach efforts. In 1995 he founded Heron Dance (www.herondance.org), a nonprofit organization that celebrates the human connection to nature through art and words. He lives in Vermont.