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.