This is the first released collection of original short stories by R. Paul Matty. The author's engaging style draws the reader into each detail of actual events in the drama of nature while uniquely creating a greater respect and appreciation for all things wild, inevitably intertwined with changing human culture.More
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Yes. It sure held our attention and kept us engaged!!
Loved all of the stories because they are about nature and so spot on. What great experiences and made us feel we were right there with him.
Engages readers with his good diction, expression and sense of humor! You could really visualize each story and what was happening.
We would take Paul out to dinner or better yet, we would cook for him. We listened on road trips and did not want to turn it off! We wanted to hear the "rest of the story". Each story was great in its own way with his spiritual and ecological wisdom!
Share these stories with the hearing impaired who were outdoors men and women at one time! Nursing homes would be a great place to start! People would love to hear them!!
Exceptional Writing and Narration!!
Absolutely! These insightful stories are extremely well written and narrated with a heartfelt eloquent discourse. With deft intensity and unerring ear, he explores the mystery of nature and the outdoors that is very rare in today's world. By tapping into the spiritual wisdom of the Earth, we evoke a profound sense of belonging with the natural world and cultivate our inner wonder and joy.
The "Lion" story really touched my heart and soul of a rare siting that I have experienced myself. It does everything a story is supposed to and leaves you inspired at the end. By opening our minds, hearts, and senses we can consciously awaken to the ecological knowledge of the wild, the rhythms of nature, and the profound spiritual wisdom of the Earth.
His exceptional observations of the natural world are rare today. I love the spiritual wisdom, ecological comprehension and contagious love of nature that Paul expresses in his writings, much like riffs coming together at all the right times!! His intellect and curiosity is unlimited as he takes people into a place that so few people know. It is a wonderful breath of fresh air in this day and age where so few people are connecting to nature!
These stories have kept me on the edge of my seat, as the words are very expressive and passionate. His prose is incredibly visual!! I could see myself there and feel all of the emotions. I especially liked the “Lion” and the rare moment of a majestic animal crossing his path.
Paul’s true short stories are insightful, engaging and beautifully descriptive. His writing reminds me of Hemingway ~ simple, direct and unique. His Love and deep connection of nature is expressed throughout his stories. We humans are capable of great wonder and love for nature however, coming to understand and appreciate nature takes time and exposure of which many of us are not taking the time to appreciate or understand it. Paul Matty inspires us to deeply connect to nature like exploring a whole new prayer book as we are immersed in real world experiences seeing ourselves as part of one huge, magnificent web of life.
- Lauren A. Ebbecke