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John O’Donohue

John O’Donohue was an Irish poet, philosopher, and former priest. He wrote books that celebrated the imagination and the human spirit from Irish Celtic perspectives, including Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom and Beauty: The Invisible Embrace. His last book, To Bless the Space Between Us was released in 2008, a few months after he passed away in his sleep at the age of fifty-three.

— From November 2009
The Dog-Eared Page

The Question Holds The Lantern

The greatest friend of the soul is the unknown. Yet we are afraid of the unknown because it lies outside our vision and our control. We avoid it or quell it by filtering it through our protective barriers of domestication and control. The normal way never leads home.

November 2009
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