The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Date: November 2014
Duration: 1 hours 21 minutes
In this age of constant movement and connectedness, when so many of us are all over the place, perhaps staying in one place, and locating everything we need for peace and happiness there is a more exciting prospect, and a greater necessity than ever before. Through his extensive interviews with creative geniuses of our day, as well as historical records and his own life experience, acclaimed author Pico Iyer paints a picture of why so many have found such richness in stillness and what from Marcel Proust to Blaise Pascal to Phillipe Starck, they've gained there.
Why would a man who seems able to go everywhere and do anything, the international heart-throb and Rock n' Roll Hall of Famer Leonard Cohen, choose to spend years sitting still and going nowhere? What can Nowhere offer that no Anywhere can match? And why might a lifelong traveler like Iyer, who has journeyed from Easter Island to Ethiopia, Cuba to Kathmandu, think that sitting in a room might be the ultimate adventure?