This book is an uncommon thing — a direct and personal account that also possesses a communal intelligence rich in metaphor. Whether recounting his boyhood experiences as a paperboy, visiting a nursing home, reflecting on his work as a counselor, or visiting a Trappist monastery in the Missouri Ozarks, J.T. Knoll consistently brings honesty and poetic sensibility to his writing. In a voice as authentic as the people and places he describes, he transports readers to the core of the human spirit. It's a journey through the landscape of the heart — one that speaks to the richness of the human soul and the benefits of a more contemplative life.