The Well of Being (Hardcover)
A Children's Book for Adults
Flatiron Books, 9781250092700, 224pp.
Publication Date: November 1, 2016
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The Well of Being, from Jean-Pierre Weill, is an illustrated inquiry into the art of happiness and what it means to be radically alive in our daily moments. Images and a graceful philosophic text invite us to awaken from our constructed stories that we may return to this world and live in the present. The book opens with a perennial account of life's ultimate purpose and concludes with a unique retelling of the puzzle we call growing up. Through art, philosophy, and poetry we are offered a refreshing and empowering way to rethink ourselves. The book is an experience to be felt.
About the Author
JEAN-PIERRE WEILL has worked as a visual artist for twenty years. He originally self-published The Well of Beingin 2013, to critical acclaim. He lives in Baltimore with Rachel Rotenberg, a sculptor.
Praise For The Well of Being: A Children's Book for Adults…
“What emerges from Weill’s ethereal watercolors and enchanting words is a secular scripture, at once grounding and elevating—a gentle prod to awaken from the trance of our daily circumstances and live with openhearted immediacy.” –Brainpickings.org
“Everyone should read this book, it’s a mind changer.” –Daniel Goleman, bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence
“A beautifully rendered reminder of what is important.”—Ram Daas, author of Be Here Now
“The Well of Being is a rapturous amazement I think is a psalm.”—Cynthia Ozick