The Emptiness of Our Hands: 47 Days on the Streets by Phyllis Cole-Dai, James Murray.
“The Emptiness of Our Hands: 47 Days on the Streets” by Phyllis Cole-Dai and James Murray is a deeply transformative exploration of a profound and courageous experiment. In 1999, these authors made a remarkable decision – they voluntarily relinquished the comforts of their homes for an astounding 47 days, immersing themselves in the lives of the homeless on the streets of Columbus, Ohio.
Their motive was pure and profound: to engage with every person they encountered, devoid of judgment and preconceptions. Through their experience, they sought to uncover the essence of human connection, the impact of vulnerability, and the lessons that can only be learned through firsthand experience.
The pages of this book carry the weight of their journey, inviting readers to step into their shoes and grapple with questions that challenge our perspectives on comfort, security, and compassion. What happens when we strip away our familiar surroundings and embrace the unknown? How does it feel to be without a place to call home? These questions and more unfold through their compelling narrative and black-and-white photographs that capture the raw essence of their experience.
“The Emptiness of Our Hands” isn’t just a tale of homelessness; it’s an exploration of the intricate threads that weave our lives together. It delves into the intersections of spirituality, social awareness, and mindfulness, inviting readers to confront their own assumptions, biases, and understanding of the human condition. In a world where empathy and understanding are more crucial than ever, this book offers a window into a transformative journey that challenges our perceptions and inspires us to embrace the richness of shared humanity.
- Language: English
- Publisher: Bell Sounds Book
- Publication date: 2018
- ISBN-10: 692080856
- ISBN-13: 979-0692080855
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