MARTÍN PRECHTEL: TALK, BOOK READING AND SIGNING
Wednesday, September 9th
Martín Prechtel, internationally known author of Secrets of the Talking Jaguar, Long Life, Honey in the Heart, The Unlikely Peace at Cuchamaquic, etc.will be reading from his new book, The Smell of Rain on Dust: Grief and Praise.
In the book Prechtel shares profound insights on the relationship between grief and praise— how the inability that many of us have to grieve and weep properly is deeply linked with the inability to give praise for life. In modern society, grief is something that we usually experience in private, alone, and without the support of a community. Yet, as Prechtel says, “Grief expressed out loud for someone we have lost, or a country or home we have lost, is in itself the greatest praise we could ever give them. Grief is praise, because it is the natural way love honors what it misses.”
Prechtel, a leading thinker, writer and teacher in the search for the Indigenous soul in all people, explains that the unexpressed grief prevalent in our society today is the reason for many of the social, cultural, and individual maladies that we are currently experiencing.
At base, his “little book,” as the author calls it, can be seen as a companion of encouragement, a little extra light for those deep and noble parts that inhabit us all.
After the talk and reading, Martín will sign copies of his book.
“Martin Prechtel’s book is beautifully written and wise…he offers stories that are precious and life-sustaining. Read carefully, and listen deeply.”
-Mary Oliver author of countless volumes of poetry including White Pine, Winter Hours, Blue Pastures, West Wind, Why I Wake Early
$10 Tickets available at the door only.