The Book Cover is Here, The Book Cover is Here!
As I write this, I’m in New Mexico fully wearing the hat of Dovie for two whole weeks. I have turned loose of my regular life for this one, and I’m totally into making funny faces, singing silly songs, baking cookies, painting rocks, and playing magnetic paper dolls. In this big old chaotic world, I find it somewhat miraculous what has happened to me here, as I breathe in this precious two-year-old granddaughter of mine––shadowing her every movement and letting her show me the world as she sees it. If there is still a world going on out there revolving around anything other than tiny bugs, special stickers for going poop in the big girl potty, and long adventures looking for sticks of all manner, well I want no part of it for the next many days. My time here is reinforcing the simple truth that has played out in my life over and over again.
When I turn loose, I find more.
It’s the theme of every single story in my new book, HOLDING ON LOOSELY. Opening My Hands, Lightening My Load and Seeing Something Else.
So in the quiet of my early mornings here, I wanted to take time to share my book cover with you, as well as a short description of the book.
As always, it isn’t lost on me that you could click past everything I write, and yet, with all the words swirling around in the cosmos, you choose to read a few of mine. I am so grateful!
“Everything resolved when I opened my hands. Everything!”
When Dana Knox Wright turned fifty, she began turning loose of fear. She started hiking in places where bears and mountain lions live. She began riding wild rivers. She ate wild berries from bushes where foxes also feasted, with only mild concern for contracting rabies! But fear wasn’t the only thing needing to be loosed in her life. One unhanding led to another.
In HOLDING ON LOOSELY––Opening My Hands, Lightening My Load and Seeing Something Else, Wright’s storytelling weaves its way through her ordinary life––a life hardwired to cling. To her children when they asked for a blessing to go. To someone else’s ideas, when she didn’t trust her own. She held on to prejudice when she would tell you she didn’t. She clung to youthfulness as if what would come next couldn’t be her life’s cherry on top.
In a dark season of her life, she recognized that her bent to possess, to keep, to hold tightly, and to control was completely contrary to Jesus’ example. This is one woman’s history of holding on and her stories of turning loose––of the gentle and firm, humorous and heartbreaking ways God guided her to let go, to live minimally from the inside out, and to embrace the beauty of enough.