Thin Places

By John C. Morgan

Thin Places

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  • ISBN: 9781606081860
  • Pages: 64
  • Publication Date: 1/1/2009
  • Retail Price: $11.00
Web Price: $8.80
Web Price: $8.80

Thin Places

By John C. Morgan

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781606081860
  • Pages: 64
  • Publication Date: 1/1/2009
  • Retail Price: $11.00
Web Price: $8.80

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When he was asked to summarize his philosophy, Plato reportedly said: "Practice dying," which seems a rather strange, even morbid, comment until one realizes that every life consists of passages, some smooth and some not. Within these passages are what John Morgan calls "thin places." On a trip to Wales, Morgan discovered that the term "thin places" is part of Celtic culture. Thin places are those places where the eternal and the temporal touch, if only for a brief glimpse; where you know that life is more than just the obvious. Thin places can be of great beauty, where life's meaning breaks through by the ocean or in the mountains; but thin places can also arise in the life of every person, whether with the birth of a child or the death of a family member. John Morgan believes that being fully awake to such times and places holds a clue to living more deeply and with greater wisdom about what's really important. His poems express this understanding.

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John C. Morgan

Bio(s)-

John C. Morgan is an adjunct professor of humanities at Reading Area Community College, a diverse inner-city college in Reading, Pennsylvania, where he teaches courses in ethics and philosophy. He is a regular columnist for two Pennsylvania newspapers and the author of many books, the most recent of which is In the Shadow of Grace (2007).

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