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eBook Living on the Spine: A Woman's Life in the Sangre De Cristo Mountains ePub

by Christina Nealson

  • ISBN: 1565794710
  • Category: Regional U.S.
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Christina Nealson
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Westcliffe Pub (December 1, 2001)
  • Pages: 132
  • ePub book: 1333 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1628 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 418


Book by Nealson, Christina


Aria Aria
I don't think anyone who reads this book will be ambivalent about it. Mostly I loved it. Living a busy life in a busy city, the book seemed to give my mind room to breathe.
It's a keeper that I'll dip into again and again.
Aver Aver
I read this book in one day during the time between the Autumnal Equinox and the Winter Solstice. I could not put it down. The "poetic prose" is riveting, the glimpses into the personal life experiences of this woman add depth and spice to the narrative.
The author's use of the cycles of the seasons and the ancient mythology associated with each of them is particularly meaningful, connecting the reader as it does with the world we all see and experience and the deeper meaning hidden within all of the changes of the Earth. As Ms Nealson says, "deep wisdom dwells in paying attention to the nonlinear movement of time".
As one who travels the San Luis valley several times each year and has soaked in the hot springs gazing up at the Sangre de Christos, I am especially grateful for the details of the wildlife and botany that inhabits this area. Living on the Spine is an effortless and yet profound learning experience.
I will read it and refer to it often.
Perongafa Perongafa
Christina Nealson has written a thorough journal, a grand chunk of her wonderful and rich time in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Her willingness and her sense of adventure in everything she does suggest a beginner's mind though she also brings the wisdom of her age to everything she encounters. It's a brave book about a woman engaged in the raw and natural world, and she responds daily to everything it gives her. That she writes beautifully and revealingly says as much about this woman as it does about the geography of her landscape, the cycle of seasons, the animals she encounters.
Andromakus Andromakus
Christina journals her experience of living off the grid with a voice that inpsires our soul. She invites us into her intimate world and the design of the segmented chapters allows us to pause, reflect and dream of our own soul searching adventures. Her words are sometimes soft, sometimes strong...but always very descriptive and gently lure us into her world. A good read with a favorite cup of tea!
Kirinaya Kirinaya
I read this book at least 10 years ago... and, picked it up again after reading Drive Me Wild... I'll probably read it a third time... It's one of those "wish I had a highlighter" books... filled with colorful nuances... Not recommended for prudes or the misogynist faint of heart... Spirited, strong women will certainly relate...
Dainris Dainris
A very nice book/journal.Sharp, honest, gritty and inspiring. Nice to read about a woman who steps "out of the box." Spending time alone in the wild is good for the soul and very few women create that opportunity for themselves. Go Christina.
Tar Tar
a thoughtful, pondering book about living on your own. who doesn't dream of giving everything up, packing up and heading to the mountains? an insightful and thought provoking book. i will re-read this many times.
Christina Nealson will take you on a journey through a landscape vast and beautiful as well as the landscape of a life in motion and transition. My advice, find a comfy chair, a beverage of your choice and enjoy! Beautiful descriptive use of the English language, leaves you wanting more and reflecting back long after reading. Two thumbs up!