More than snow and cold are keeping us inside this year, and long hours in front of screens and streaming do not feed the soul.
I would like to recommend a book that will.
“Mountain Meadow” a book by John Buchan written in the last century, is the story of Sir Edward Leithen, who travels into the Canadian Northwest at the behest of a friend, to search for a mad American banker who has followed a guru who claims the heart of God is to be found in the desolate wilderness. Leithen, a seasoned adventurer over all the world, is dying yet he takes on this last quest.
I will leave it to anyone reading this to meet John Buchan on their own. To read about his storied life, his books, his diplomatic life in Canada.
If you are lucky, the ending of this book will never leave you.
And for a teaser about Buchan, he was a friend of Lawrence of Arabia-