Howdy! The kids and I got home from our trip to Chicago earlier this week and have been busy unpacking and adjusting to life back in Portland. I have been completely neglecting my blog, but hope to share some picture from our Chicago trip with you soon.
And, in the meantime, here is a brief book review that I wrote a few weeks ago and haven't yet had a chance to post.
Hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July!
Hawken's writing is actually quite beautiful, full of metaphors and poetic paragraphs. And, parts of the book I found just absolutely fascinating. I think for me, it wasn't organized in a way that I could easily wrap my head around... the book was written in a mostly linear fashion, but then past strife was related to present day issues and then it would shift back to the past. The book sort of meanders through the history of the environmental movement, covering a lot of ground (because it has to!), but for me, that made it hard to become involved in the book and to be drawn in to reading more than a few pages at a time. So, it took me several weeks to get through this book, despite it being relatively short.
Blessed Unrest is full of important and pertinent information, incredible stories, and amazing facts. It is important to have a history of this movement, a movement that is still happening and gaining speed. It is important to see where we came from and see the direction in which we are headed, and I appreciate Hawken's work and the time and energy it took to compile all of this information. I believe this is a significant work, and I wish that I had enjoyed it more as I was reading it. I think this book is one that I may revisit, in another head-space, and see if a second run provides a more coherent and connected work. Pin It Now!