This winter’s evening twilight, withal its light, rose-tinted hues, which disperse themselves, as throughover the tops of the white rolling hills. Whilst the blue-whitened winds, have lately brought, the late afternoon’s spiraling flurry, and the many drifting, white-curling crystal flakes. So that with this night, our task becomes, only to find oneself a favorite chair, and thence, to ease into the lamplight. Reaching for the bottle of red wine, and lighting the timbers in the hearth. Wrapping one’s arms, around the ones you love. And not to forget the stars. For that we also, do drift and turn, through the infinite. Wrapped, inside the everlasting arms. Until even in this the coldest season of the year, and upon this winter’s evening, we are not less warm within, than even on the clearest day in June.
As with the subtle starlight of the soul, Sophia: The Heart of Holy Wisdom is above all an uncovering of the sacred wisdom of the divine, as it is pervasively present everywhere within our world. Thus, here in this collection of original poetry in prose are themes such as the sublimity of nature, along with the weaving together of this world and the otherworld, and so the convergence of a genuine spirituality with our daily living, as an evocation of what it means to discover at last a home beneath the stars.
About the Author
Todd Erick Pedersen lives in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley of Montana, not far from the oldest settlement in the state, the town of Stevensville. Writing and reading and contemplation as each brought together into the same quiet action, of a calm peaceful and meditative absorption in one’s own natural quality of wonder, continues to be his unfolding lifelong and animating passion.