24 March 2008

The Inner Landscape of Beauty

Speaking of Faith with Krista Tippet did a show recently called The Inner Landscape of Beauty, a conversation with the late Irish poet John O'Donohue. The show is described by SoF as,

"John O'Donohue was an Irish poet and philosopher beloved for his book Anam Cara — Gaelic for "soul friend" — and for his insistence on beauty as a human calling and a defining aspect of God. Before his untimely death this year, he spoke with Krista in our studios. And so this hour has become a remembrance of him. But John O'Donohue had a very Celtic, lifelong fascination with what he called "the invisible world." And he would also surely see this also as a serendipitous continuation of his life's work — of bringing ancient Celtic wisdom to modern confusions and longings."

It is a beautiful discussion, and brought me some peace and comfort.

There is also a Flash slideshow, with scenes of Ireland and the words of John O'Donohue on this page.