Under the Wild Ginger: A Simple Guide to the Wisdom of Wonder ~Jeffery D. Willius
Synonyms: Adorable, agreeable, alluring, ambrosial, amusing, attractive, beautiful, captivating, cheery, clever, congenial, darling, delectable, delicious, enchanting, engaging, enjoyable, entertaining, fair, fascinating, gratifying, heavenly, ineffable, lovely, luscious, lush, pleasing, pleasurable, rapturous, ravishing, refreshing, satisfying, scrumptious, thrilling, yummy
Under The Wild Ginger proved to be all of those words and I would add sensual and grounding to the mix. It is also the perfect size for a gift and it just carries so much more radiance and sweetness than any other treat I could imagine – yes even better than chocolate! It is a book, which one can hold in their hands and read again and again. One can pause and laugh out loud or release a tear or even be inspired to go outside and wander through the garden examining the bounty found there. This little book with not increase one’s girth, it will not cause one to overindulge and can be returned to at any time for more delight and opportunity.
Be forewarned! Under the Wild Ginger has the possibility of turning on the spigot of the mind and your thoughts may wander and wonder about nearly everything in sight. Why it caused me to remember the time I discovered the ladybug eggs under the leaf as I was pruning the roses. There it was, a little diamond shape of red rounds and I just knew what they were and how helpful those critters were going to be for my blooms. I returned to the computer and looked up everything I could find about ladybugs before I pruned one more stem or leaf.
Under the Wild Ginger can cause one to question the rules of life and possibility. I am curious about those who say that I must just do something in one way only. I feel the childlike imaginings growing under this book’s tutelage and the hints of wonder sparking new results almost immediately.
I have so enjoyed reading Jeffery Willius on his blog site One Man’s Wonder and following him on Facebook and I was equally delighted when he asked me to write a review of his book. I just recognized it as being a wonder full experience.
Each page holds 2 wonders to contemplate and let the mind explore – some are similar to Japanese haiku in their simplicity of expression. If you go to Willius’ blog site, linked above, you can offer up the wonder you are exploring and might be published for your observations and word sharing.
I even loved reading the book jacket of Under the Wild Ginger. I purchased a Kindle copy to put on my cell phone as one of those special reads for when I am waiting and on hold to keep my mind awake and open.
From the book jacket: Jeffrey Willius has written professionally for over thirty years. His work has been published in Popular Science magazine, many daily newspapers, trade magazines, and a number of popular nature and spirituality blogs. His blog, ONE MAN’S WONDER , explores simple everyday awareness and higher spiritual consciousness. This is his first book.
Mr. Willius graciously sent me a copy of his book for review and I am going to pass on this hardbound copy as a gift to a dear friend for Easter. Thank you so much for asking me to review this book and for sharing it with me.
You can also order Willius’s directly from his site.