This book presents a personal journey into and exploration of one man's heart, inspired by his connections with the natural world. The poems speak of the heart, spirit and connections we have with each other and our world when we allow our hearts to open to the wonder that surrounds us. These poems hold both the joy and expansion and the pain and suffering, and humility that is the nature of our human condition.
Much of Pete's inspiration comes through the natural world, where he spends a great deal of his time. He originally studied philosophy, earning a BA from The University of Maryland, College Park. He then worked as a carpenter for many years as his love for poetry began to grow and deepen. For many of those years, he also studied and taught meditation, and facilitated Vision Quest, where a deep connection to the natural world formed. Pete McKechnie lives in the mountains, near Baker, WV, with his 3 sons.