Does America have a soul?
For all our information, we seem to have less wisdom about how to be with children, how to find time for friends, and how to make life worth living.
Thomas Moore is the author of the bestselling Care of the Soul and, more recently, The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life. We also asked several of our favorite photographers to address his essay question.
Since the publication of Care of the Soul four years ago, I've traveled the country giving talks, signing books, and having conversations on talk radio. I have learned there are large numbers of Americans (maybe not the majority) who are passionate about, or at least interested in, shaping their lives to be humane, individual, socially tolerant and contributing, and spiritual by some definition. They are hungry for whatever it is that makes life worth living and are concerned about their own souls and the soul of their country.