Friday, June 11, 2010

Trebbe Johnson, Interview #95



Name: Trebbe Johnson

Where you live: Thompson, (rural northeastern) PA)

What you do as a vocation or avocation?
Founder and Director of Radical Joy for Hard Times, a non-profit organization devoted to finding and making beauty in wounded places. Author of The World is a Waiting Lover and other works that explore the connections between myth, nature, and spirit.

Your two favorite books: The Myth of Sisyphus and The Divine Comedy.

Your two favorite songs: 'She Loves You' and the 'Ode to Joy' from Beethoven's 9th Symphony

Why you are interested in spirituality? How dull life would be if there were no immense Mystery enticing us to be a part of it, while never allowing us to understand it!

Your favorite quote: 'There is some kiss we want with our whole lives....' (Rumi)

Your favorite web sites: radicaljoyforhardtimes.org and Google.

Your hero? Nelson Mandela

A spiritual lesson you hope to learn? How to be a more fluent translator between the Earth and her people.

A place in the world where you feel spiritually 'connected? When I'm open to the invitations of the world, I feel beauty and connectedness in all kinds of surprising places.

Trebbe's Web Sites: radicaljoyforhardtimes.org




1 comment:

MOBgm said...

I love the tension and image of spiritual striving captured in phrase "fluent translator." How wonderfully simple words like those draw us to the core dichotomies of spirituality: being and doing, knowing and unknowing, seeking and non-seeking. Oh, how much there is to simply being in the other-than-human natural world and how different our world would be if we knew and appreciated the language it uses to constantly beckon us to it. Hurray, for fluent translators like Trebbe!