"The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life"

Inspired by today's post at Dave Pollard's blog "How to Save the World" http://blogs.salon.com/0002007/ , I must post this beautiful piece I have long-loved from Thomas Moore's book, "The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life".

"Starting from the premise that we can no longer live in a disenchanted world, it has been found that a profound, enchanted engagement with life is not a childish thing to be put away with adulthood, but a necessity for one's personal and collective survival."

If we want to have a healthier "self" and a healthier society, we need to reconnect and have "a genuine engagement with beauty, craft, nature and art in both public and private life".