Romancing the Sur, Reflections on Life in Big Sur, is local writer Linda Sonrisa Jones’ first book, and tells of the restorative power of living up a dirt road. There are views of the lunar goddess, lupine blossom sorbet, and bathing in a claw-foot tub as condors soar above. There are also life-changing wildfires, sneaky rattlesnakes, and a host of marvelous eccentric characters with wisdom to share.
Living on the mountain ridge that Henry Miller called home, she writes about the passion it takes to embrace the chaos, impermanence and wild beauty of life on the coast.
“Linda Sonrisa’s writing, like a car she once had, is convertible—she converts her experiences of Big Sur so that we get to step into her rural, effervescent life. She’ll take you for a spin in her red Miata along the highway’s tight curves and you too will find that “everything is beautiful again.” Get right up close to her experience of the transformation of fire into ash into gratitude. Here’s a writer who listens with such care that she can hear a friend’s sadness in a raven’s voice and his joy in singing finches. If we could all live our lives with such attention the world would be a better place. If we could all write like this, wouldn’t that be something!
Patrice Vecchione, author, Step into Nature: Nurturing Imagination & Spirit in Everyday Life
Romancing the Sur, Reflections on Life in Big Sur is now on the shelves at the Henry Miller Library, Phoenix Shop and River Inn Store in Big Sur, at Pilgrim’s Way in Carmel.
Also available Amazon and Kindle! https://www.amazon.com/Romancing-Sur-Reflections-Life-Big/dp/0692884769/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8
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Great to meet you and Norman last night, hope he is doing well! Congratulations on your book release, how exciting! if I can get the night off from the hospital my husband Hank and I might try to come down to Henry MIller (Hank is a writer by trade; one of his favorite books: Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch). Take care, and please let Norman that I was incorrect about pneumonia vaccine and Guillain Barre, it is the flu vaccine that is contraindicated. Hope to see you again, Meg King 831-359-1007
Thank you Meg! It was a delight to meet you and thank you for making our stay so sweet. We’d love to see you and Hank at the HML on Valentine’s Day, or another time that works for you, too. Don’t worry 😉 that vaccine is in Norman’s future! Big hugs.
Linda’s intimate reflections on life in Big Sur stir memories of my own experiencies. As a visitor experiencing the majesty, I don’t make the sacrifices nor experience the full blessings that a resident does. Romancing the Sur will be my “go to” read when I feel the spiritual pull of Big Sur.
Thank you Deborah, for your insightful words. So happy to know Romancing has found a receptive heart!