May 20 2011
by John O’Donohue
I would love to live
Like a river flows,
Carried by the surprise
Of its own unfolding.
— from Conamara Blues, by John O’Donohue
/ Photo by FreeWine /
I came across these lines a few weeks ago and I’ve been waiting to share them with you…
Have a wonderful weekend!
John O’Donohue is an inspiring Irish philosopher, poet, mystic who passed away unexpectedly in early 2008.
John O’Donohe had degrees in philosophy and literature. His writings, though grounded in academic philosophy and theology, are immediate, personal, very human. He was as much a mystic and a poet as a contributor to philosophical dialog.
Much of his writing and poetry drew deeply from Irish Celtic perspectives, both in Christian and pre-Christian wisdom, while speaking to a widely diverse, modern audience.