Heading Home: Field Notes
A splendid compendium, of field notes, observations, thoughts, and poems — all rich and very spiritual in nature. The author shares the treasures of the road, of the encounter, and the silent stirrings of his awakening. These essays, notes, poems, and the rhetoric will startle the reader and force them to look at life with fresh eyes. Read about his experience on the road, his encounters with people — the very spiritual, the misfits, the mountain dwellers — and allow him to offer you his gorgeous treats in a language that is both poetic and seductive.
“Backbumper Gospel” reads like a delightful, gorgeous poem: “America, you’ve got shine, but everyone knows you lay out a long shadow too. I heard Jesus was driving a Mack and reading your back and spinning the gospel through Oklahoma — Peace Garden, Peace Garden, Show Me the Peace Garden. Aloha, Aloha, the Last Frontier.” This is a book that succinctly explores the climates of the heart and the seasons of the soul, allowing readers to connect with their environment. In a subtle and brilliant way, the author explores the meanings of the road, of place, of prayer, and the link they have with human growth and happiness.
Each essay or observation, each encounter captured in these pages is exquisitely written. The style is crisp and lyrical, and at times very evocative and loaded with rich imagery. Heading Home: Field Notes by Peter Anderson is a collection that is like nothing I’ve read before, a book that explores the author’s consciousness and allows the reader to connect with him at his spiritual center. It is both entertaining and inspiring, mind-boggling, and romantic. I enjoyed every word, every line, and the powerful rhythms that come through the writing. I can’t help going back to some of the passages and re-reading them for the sheer beauty of the language.