Amy Ellis Nutt, Interview #130

Name: Amy Ellis Nutt

Where you live: Watchung, N.J.

What you do as a vocation or avocation?

I am a journalist and author

Your two favorite books:

Walker Percy’s “The Second Coming” and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby.”

Your two favorite songs:

Van Morrison “The Bright Side of the Road,” and Judy Collins’ rendition of “Amazing Grace.”

Why you are interested in spirituality? Without it, there is no meaning.

Your favorite quote: “And what were thou, and earth and stars and sea,

                                 If to the human mind’s imagining,      
                                 Silence and solitude were vacancy?”  
                                (Percy Bysshe Shelley, from his poem, “Mont Blanc”)

Your favorite web sites:

Your hero? My mother and father

A spiritual lesson you hope to learn? Acceptance

A place in the world where you feel spiritually “connected?” Anywhere in nature

  Editor’s Note: Also check out the great NPR “Fresh Air” interview with Amy and Jon Sarkin about her book Shadows Bright as Glass.

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