The Overstory


Grains of sand are still finding their way onto my desk. Here’s the only photo I took during the long weekend during a tech timeout. I am about 100 pages into The Overstory and it is delivering – thank you to @foshee07 & @julienaslund5866 for bringing this book to our close attention. I thought about how many of us are actively reading this book and while we may not have planned to read a book together, we certainly are doing so asynchronously. Cheers to the lawlessness we employ. I think it is working.

11 comments on “The Overstory”

  1. Love the image. Love the sand on your desk. Love that in the midst of ALL you do, you are able to make space for this book. And I raise my mug to this beautiful lawlessness, this asynchronous togetherness. Makes me shiver with pleasure.

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  2. Finished this book last night in a state somewhere between awake and asleep, propped up in bed with headphones on not wanting to disturb a sleeping puppy. I was surprised to see “The End” on the screen when I realized all was silent. How much had I heard and not processed–or heard and processed in a way that did not allow me to access it as I might otherwise have been able to. So, today I spooled back thirty minutes and listened again. How interesting, I recognized it as it came but now I have have quotes available to me such as “imminent at the speed of trees” and “THIS will never end.” THIS, so important in ModPo…

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  3. Just ran across a description of Richard Powers’s new book, Bewilderment, coming out on Sept. 21. My library system has ten copies on-order & 18 of us in line so far.
    “With its soaring descriptions of the natural world, its tantalizing vision of life beyond, and its account of a father and son’s ferocious love, Bewilderment marks Richard Powers’s most intimate and moving novel. At its heart lies the question: How can we tell our children the truth about this beautiful, imperiled planet?” I want to know an answer to that question.

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