Structural Happiness – Trade Format Paperback Edition
A few years ago, I had enough of a health-scare to consider the big mortality questions. When I asked myself what I would want to write, if I could only leave one more thing behind, I realized that what I most needed to express was gratitude for the wisdom that foolish-me was so often given by small neighbourhood heroes whose particular strengths were kindness, understanding, generosity of spirit, and rich well-digested experience.
The result of this big thought is “Structural happiness” and I have indeed attempted to include the most helpful lessons and ideas that I’ve learned – almost always from my own sometimes quite elaborate pratfalls and vanities, upon which, the tale generally hangs.
Rather than sketch a dry philosophy, or compile a list of quotes of my beloved teachers, I’ve interwoven silly stories with asides from the world of psychology, philosophy, history, and other understandings, to make it a layered confection, rather than a chore – this ain’t your philosophy homework!
Magic days – true love – art and inspired madness – a silly fool learns love and the world.
Structural happiness – available now from Large Ess Small Press.
178 pages softcover, trade format – generously typeset in Baskerville, with mature eyes in mind. Pictures, 2!