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The Resource Icons of loss and grace : moments from the natural world, Susan Hanson ; illustrations by Melanie Fain, (electronic resource)

Icons of loss and grace : moments from the natural world, Susan Hanson ; illustrations by Melanie Fain, (electronic resource)

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Icons of loss and grace : moments from the natural world
Title
Icons of loss and grace
Title remainder
moments from the natural world
Statement of responsibility
Susan Hanson ; illustrations by Melanie Fain
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
It is through brief moments in our lives that the spiritual most often communicates itself. Fleeting as they are, these small encounters with the "familiar wild" instruct us in dealing with change and loss. They are the icons that point not so much to answers, but to a way of living in the tension between life and death. Each of these essays represents one moment. Most of them occur very close to home. There is nothing exotic about any of the landscapes Susan Hanson depicts--the oak mottes and scrub of the South Texas Plains, the rocks and rivers of Central Texas, the soil in her own backyard--yet these are the sorts of landscapes that teach and nurture all of us who care to see them. This way of seeing the world--as an undivided whole of the physical and the spiritual--is nutritive, healthful. The vision is partial, but all vision is partial, and it is in the pieces, the glimpses, the tastes, that we acquire a sense of the whole. Divided into three sections, the book addresses the questions of how we deal with change and loss in our lives. In "Innocence," the essays are marked by a spirit of curiosity, wonder, and adventure. The middle section reflects a growing awareness of loss, both personal and in the natural world. In "Grace," the final essays point toward the possibility of reconciliation with loss--a reconciliation mediated through nature. Written as reflections, rather than full-blown arguments, Icons of Loss and Grace offers no final resolution to the questions it presents. Yet in these essays we may recognize that delight and sorrow are soul mates, that loss and redemption are a part of the same sacred ground, and that pain can evolve into grace
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1951-
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Hanson, Susan
Dewey number
508
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • theses
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Natural history
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Icons of loss and grace : moments from the natural world, Susan Hanson ; illustrations by Melanie Fain, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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unknown
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm65285954
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 201 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281093257
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unknown
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)65285954
Label
Icons of loss and grace : moments from the natural world, Susan Hanson ; illustrations by Melanie Fain, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm65285954
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 201 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281093257
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)65285954

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