John O’Donohue

I just found out something that literally stopped by heart.

My most cherished writer on this world passed away, this past January, and I was completely unaware. John O’Donahue is the author of Beauty: The Invisible Embrace, which is a book of such beauty and magnitude that I have been reading it for three years and only managed the first 100 pages.

I really can’t believe this. I went to his site to see if I’d perhaps be able to meet him when I went over to Ireland this Fall… only to find that he has passed. At least it was “peacefully in his sleep,” but still… I am devastated.

At least he left a beautiful legacy behind. I hope to one day follow in his footsteps.


  1. Rick said,

    June 18, 2008 at 12:27 am

    hey. it’s sad to hear someone who has influenced you so much has passed. At least his lessons will live on through you. Maybe he has a mini monument or something. I dunno…maybe I’m just too hopeful for writers.

  2. June 18, 2008 at 12:32 am

    definitely too hopeful for writers, haha. 🙂 but thanks… yeah, there’s some memorial stuff for him, blogs and such. links to archives and all that. so hopefully i can keep learning from him, even though he’s gone.

    hugs. miss you.

  3. The Chipmunk said,

    June 18, 2008 at 12:35 am

    Awe sweetie what a loss that is to lose someone who inspires you like that… my heart goes out to you.

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