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The Forest Unseen by David George Haskell
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For the last year I have used this book as something of an almost daily devotional here at my church office, reading a few pages of Haskell's observations of one small spot in a Tennessee forest and the reflections and insights that observation leads to. I also ended up reading it counter-cyclical, meaning during the summer I was reading about winter and vice versa, which was particularly nice during the long months of last year's Omaha winter to be reading about summer.

Near the close of the book Haskell concludes, "We create wonderful places by giving them our attention, not by finding 'pristine' places that will bring wonder to us."

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Reading Progress

July 12, 2018 – Started Reading
July 12, 2018 – Shelved
September 24, 2018 –
page 58
November 6, 2018 –
page 93
April 9, 2019 –
page 156
August 7, 2019 –
page 223
August 28, 2019 – Finished Reading

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