The Faraway Nearby by Rebecca Solnit

At one time I regularly read Psychologies Magazine.  One month I came across an article which focused on storytelling and eloquently described the connections that weave us all together.  It was 2013 and The Faraway Nearby had recently been published. I was so intrigued by the excerpt of Rebecca Solnit’s that I immediately bought the…

Musings of an Expat on Immigration, Storytelling, & Being Wholehearted

Why is it that some societies are more humane than others? Why are some people locked in selfish, narrow perspectives, while others are passionate about creating social change and equality for all? I’m reminded of several quotes from one of my favourite books, Rebecca Solnit’s The Faraway Nearby. This passage is taken from the chapter entitled Wound.