One may have a blazing hearth in one's soul and yet no one ever came to sit by it. Passers-by see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney and continue on their way.
--Vincent Van Gogh

What Is Your Hearth of Hearths?

What Is Your Hearth of Hearths?

Oct 5, 2019-- "Where--or what--is your hearth of hearths? Where is the place you feel most alive or connected? What is the thing that reminds you who you are and to what (or whom) you belong? In all the world, what do you call home? These are some of the questions that Annick Smith and Susan O'Connor pondered as they edited Hearth: A Global Conversation on Identity, Community, and Place. In the preface, they describe how the "idea for a book about hearth started on the rim of the Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii's Big Island" when author, revered elder, and teacher Pualani Kanahele--who describes her hearth as the volcano--asked others to consider their own hearths: "Invite guests to your home," she said, "and over a generous offering of food ask them where their hearth is."" (2526 reads)

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