My usual sequencing of analyzing books by chapter, and giving each a thorough review and commentary will fall short on this one, alongside The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. This is due to the fact that these readings were done far long ago, particularly this one, which was in all fairness the firs book we were asked to read (way before we were even told about documentation). With that said, it is still no excuse for not writing notes and addressing the reading as should be done with them all, but also I am giving here a complete commentary upon this works as they stroke me and as best as I can remember.
This book, by Parker Palmer, taught me if anything a valuable moral lesson, a great one to begin the semester I may add. It gives us, in short, a lively demonstration of a persons journey, in times were his values may be put to question, were things may not seem clear, and when we might even get lost altogether. However, there is a way, a manner in which a person can thrive, strive, and do much more than just survive. In order to do this, one must abide with the mos important principal of all, and that is authenticity. To be authentic, we require courage (just ask Magatte Wade, one of our honorable guests at the M.P.C). This seems to be perhaps the greatest struggle of men, not only finding our authentic selves, but prevailing with it once we have it... Honestly the quest of an "authentic self" is far difficult enough, imagine doing your best to fulfill the prophecies of a Complete-Self. The last chapter on this book, speaks of seasons and utilizes seasons as symbols applicable to the transitions within our lives. We all have ups and downs, in a way, we all have issues and resolutions, what we must do is remain loyal to ourselves and not only know but also understand the ways of life, and its mysteries...