As you can probably tell by my blog I am a person who lives to be inspired. I lived in the darkness for so many years that I have literally become light by being inspired. One of my favorite books is Anam Cara. It is with deep sadness that I read on someone's blog that John O'Donohue had died recently(sorry I don't remember who's blog it was)What a beautiful spiritual author and what a wonderful way with words. I must have read Anam Cara 5 or 6 times(I always go back to my favorites)and each time I read something that gave me that warm gushy feeling that inspiration gives.
All of my books have been part of my journey and a great part of my life. I read nothing else except for the one summer when I read 20 novels, lived through them all and ended up in a funk wondering what the hell happened to all the characters. But both Anam Cara and Eternal Echoes are wonderful spiritual books based on Celtic wisdom. In honor of Mr. O'Donohue I am going to read Eternal Echoes for the 2nd or 3rd time. It is a little deeper then Anam Cara but my bookcase being what it is I can't find Anam Cara(it is probably not in the bookcase but on the side of my bed or my couch or somewhere else I could find a moment to read).
If you have a moment say a prayer or even better go take Anam Cara out of your library or go out and buy one. It is beautifully written and a wonderful book. Then perhaps you will join me in Eternal Echoes. I guess if one is paying homage to an author to whom one is eternally grateful, it is very fitting to read Eternal Echoes.
Rest in peace my friend and thank you for the beautiful way you brought beauty and peace into my life and all others inspired by your book.