Since many of O'Donohue's recitations didn't make it into the final, produced show, we wanted to offer them for download.
The late Irish poet and philosopher, John O'Donohue, is beloved for his book Anam Ċara, Gaelic for "soul friend," and for his insistence on beauty as a human calling and a defining aspect of God. In one of his last interviews before his death in 2008, he articulated a Celtic imagination about how the material and the spiritual, the visible and the invisible worlds intertwine in human experience.
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Krista reflects on her Irish respite and the words of John O'Donohue on beauty as "a kind of homecoming…"
An Irish listener from Belfast contributes to our musical selections.
Producing a narrated slideshow takes a fair bit of time, even it's brief. Our producer traces her journey and the small world we travel in.
O'Donohue's insight inspires the question: how do you express your inner gifts through your work?
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John O'Donohue walks in the countryside near his boyhood home of Connemara, Ireland.
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