Thomas Moore's beautiful, poetic way of explaining his ideas gives me new faith in the things I have always felt. His chapter on Nature is right on, giving important validation to the restorative power of spending time with trees and sentient beings, the need to preserve and protect nature for its value to the human spirit, and the soul's need for regular forays into enchantment. In our busy, distracted world, the loss of soul can be seen in so many areas, but Thomas Moore's words revitalize and reawaken a vision of the better life that is possible when we take time apart from our busy-ness and give value to what matters most - the feeding of the soul.
I'm an avid reader, but had a really hard time staying with this book. His writings can become very convoluted and "out there" and can be hard to follow. I've tried to read this book twice with no luck, I'd get halfway through a page and have to start over because I'd find myself having no idea what he was talking about. Maybe it requires a much higher level of concentration than I have, I don't know, but I gave up.
This is a book which will nourish your soul and jump start your creativity if you have ears to listen and the courage to open your eyes to the wonder all around us. Read it in small chunks to give yourself time to digest and the ideas time to compost.