I was poking around Beth Patterson’s Virtual Teahouse this morning, and found a link that led me to a link (!) to Jesse Kornbluth’s wonderful tribute to John O’Donohue at Headbutler. Probably the most wonderful and heartfelt tribute to the Connemara mystic I’ve yet to see. You’ll want to check out what O’Donohue said one morning after a bottle of single malt whisky had bested him.
And while you’re at it, take some time to get to know both the Virtual Teahouse and Headbutler. The Virtual Teahouse is a community forum “engaging the spirituality of everyday life;” readers are encouraged to submit their own stories of hope, healing, wisdom and dreams. And while I personally find the notion of a “head butler” just a little too vividly evocative of the dazed and confused days of my youth, the site itself has a neat concept, not entirely unlike what I’m trying to do with my book reviews here at the Website of Unknowing: Kornbluth, a former content editor at AOL, happily serves up his opinions of various cultural treasures (books, movies, CDs, etc.) that may have slipped pass the radar of the mainstream.