Lori Green has always felt a strong connection to the moon—that majestic, pale creature that floats on the outlying edges of the night sky. While perusing an old copy of Farmers’ Almanac, she learned that each cycle of the moon is thematically tied to the rhythms of the natural world. She wondered if she could use the moon as a guide to deliver her to a larger sense of wellness.
Outlier: The Moon as Guide to Source and Stillness is a collection of her personal discoveries—a year’s worth of poetry and lists, prose and memoir, which records her apprenticeship with the moon.
Tracking the seasonal wisdom of each lunar passage, Lori reflects on a thematic intention (new moon), feeds its promise (waxing moon), embraces the fruition (full moon), and surrenders once again into the arms of life (waning moon).
Similarly, this observance of the moon’s rhythm and flow invites readers to get in tune with the world around them and listen to their own bodies and hearts to detect ways in which they may need greater balance or awareness. Lori’s collection has the power to deepen one’s experience with the gifts of this moon-based sensibility, a perspective offering both spaciousness and connection, just like the moon itself.