A stunning sequel to Love & Wisdom, combining exquisite sixteenth century art from the Smithsonian’s Freer/Sackler Gallery with contemporary photographs from the National Geographic Image Collection.
“This exquisite book transcends time to inspire love, peace, and healing”—Ambassador Josette Sheeran, President and CEO, Asia Society
“Alexandra de Borchgrave’s books provide a sense of hope more precious than any drug for so many desperately ill patients”—Milton Corn, MD, Dean Emeritus, Georgetown University School of Medicine
The eternal reflections in this new volume have flowed through the tides of time to soothe the spirit. This special gift book with gilded edges takes the reader on an uplifting journey with inspirational quotes that are as relevant today as they were centuries ago. Stunning photographs of water, and its beauty in nature, are framed by rare 16th century Illumination manuscript borders to showcase poignant messages of love, joy, grief, resilience, gratitude, enlightenment, and peace. Author Alexandra Villard de Borchgrave’s moving introduction, in which she writes of her personal loss, inspires the reader to re-embark on the spiritual journey started in Love & Wisdom.
Alexandra Villard de Borchgrave has built a reputation as a photojournalist, author, poet, and philanthropist. Her photographs have appeared on the covers of internationally renowned publications, such as Newsweek and Paris Match. She is the co-author of Villard: The Life and Times of an American Titan (2001), and the author of Healing Light: Thirty Messages of Love, Hope, and Courage (2005); Heavenly Order: Twenty Five Meditations of Wisdom and Harmony (2008); Beloved Spirit: Pathways to Love, Grace, and Mercy (2011), and To Catch A Thought: 50 Reflections for the Heart (2014). Mrs. de Borchgrave founded the non-profit organization, the Light of Healing Hope Foundation, in 2010 with the mission of giving books as gifts to hospitals and hospices to bring comfort and healing to those in need.