Latour said, “I wrote this book to be gentle in asking the reader, younger or older, to reconsider what we already believe about ourselves. There are some unfortunate theories taught, even in esteemed academic and theological places, which are tragically keeping us from the fullness of our miraculous lives.
”But there are also emerging pockets of newer thinking, that validate wisdom from ancient sources, now becoming available for our incorporation.
”A new way of thinking about how to hold our lives, especially when we are older, is one of the most important things we’ll ponder. The impact the lives of community elders can have on younger people is incalculable, for both elders and youth, enlivening the entire community.
”Through the use of clay dynamics as metaphor for our humanity, I hope you’ll have enough ‘space’ to willingly reimagine your unique and worthwhile life. As with all metaphors, ‘a thing that represents something else, though not literally,’ a clay analogy has its limits. But, taken as far as is reasonable, it is delightfully and surprisingly useful.”
Latour said she is excited about this short book and hopes everyone enjoys reading it.