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.
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.