The Art of Stillness
Adventures in Going NowhereDownloadable Audiobook - 2014 | Unabridged
A follow up to Pico Iyer's essay "The Joy of Quiet," The Adventure of Going Nowhere considers the unexpected adventure of staying put and reveals a counter-intuitive truth: The more ways we have to connect, the more we seem desperate to unplug.Why would a man who seems able to go everywhere and do anything—like the international heartthrob and Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer Leonard Cohen—choose to spend years sitting still and going nowhere? What can Nowhere offer that no Anywhere can match? And why might a lifelong traveler like Pico Iyer, who has journeyed from Easter Island to Ethiopia, Cuba to Kathmandu, think that sitting quietly in a room and getting to know the seasons and landscapes of Nowhere might be the ultimate adventure? In The Adventure of Going Nowhere, Iyer draws on the lives of well-known wanderer-monks like Cohen—as well as from his own experiences as a travel writer who chooses to spend most of his time in rural...
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Audio / TED, 2014
Branch Call Number: Overdrive