Right Relationship

Right Relationship

This sermon was deeply informed by the author’s ongoing relationship with the waters, rocks and other living beings of the Mad River valley in Humboldt County, California. Other influences include:

Gary Snyder, “The Place, the Region, and the Commons”, The Practice of the Wild.

Wendell Berry, “The Body and the Earth”, The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture.

Robert MacFarlane, The Wild Places.

Freeman House, “Rites of Regulation”, Totem Salmon.

David Rains Wallace, The Klamath Knot.

Ray Raphael and Freeman House, Two Peoples, One Place.

Peter G. Brown and Geoffrey Garver, Right Relationship: Building a Whole Earth Economy.

Mark Bittman’s interview with Wendell Berry

“When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief. I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.”
― Wendell Berry, Sex, Economy, Freedom, and Community

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