From beloved and bestselling author parker j palmer let your life speak the courage to teach healing the heart of democracy comes a beautiful book of reflections on what we can learn as we move closer to the brink of everything drawing on eight decades of life and his career as a writer . On the brink of everything in march 2015 i read an essay by my friend and colleague courtney martin called reuniting with awe it painted an exquisite picture of how her sixteen month old daughter maya helps her see lifes wonders through a toddlers eyes i was mesmerized by courtneys opening line my daughter is on the brink of . Parker palmer is a quaker elder educator activist and founder and senior partner emeritus of the center for courage renewal palmer is now in his 80s so his reflection on the brink of everything grace gravity and getting old is a gift to read especially for those of us who see the years flying by at the rate of a super sonic jet. On the brink of everything hardcover grace gravity and getting old by parker j palmer berrett koehler publishers 9781523095438 240pp publication date june 26 2018. Ultimately palmer sees age as a precious gift surprised by the fact that he likes being old he writes welcome to the brink of everything it takes a lifetime to get here but the stunning view of past present and future and the bracing breeze in your face make it worth the trip
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