In his book, Pilgrimage to Vallombrosa, John Elder asks, "Where will we find the circling mind of ceremony that allows us to recognize ourselves in kinship with the world?"
The ancient books of the East say that when the hands of a craftsman are engaged in his or her craft, the act is always ceremonial. Whether I'm building a stone wall or making a piece of environmental art, the handcraft of stonework brings me into kinship with the world.
Next week I'll be in Boston to give two presentations. Here's the first one. I hope you can join me.
Working With Stone: Creating A Connection With The Spirit Of Place
The gardener's perspective is the perfect loci for seeking inward and reaching outward, for ordering the experience of time and space, and observing higher orders. Garden makers and stone workers channel the power of nature through their imagination where it is interpreted and transformed through action.
Date: Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Trinity Church, Copley Square, Boston
Tickets: $20 member, $25 general public
Available at The Shop at Trinity, by phone 617-536-0944 x225 or online here.
Co-sponsored by Trinity Church and the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University.