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On Being with Krista Tippett is a public radio project delving into the human side of news stories + issues. Curated + edited by senior editor Trent Gilliss.

We publish guest contributions. We edit long; we scrapbook. We do big ideas + deep meaning. We answer questions.

We've even won a couple of Webbys + a Peabody Award.
“There is in Celtic mythology the notion of ‘thin places’ in the universe where the visible and the invisible world come into their closest proximity. To seek such places is the vocation of the wise and the good — and for those that find them, the clearest communication between the temporal and eternal. Mountains and rivers are particularly favored as thin places marking invariably as they do, the horizontal and perpendicular frontiers. But perhaps the ultimate of these thin places in the human condition are the experiences people are likely to have as they encounter suffering, joy, and mystery.”
~Peter Gomes, as quoted in Sarah Blanton’s lovely meditation on thin places on the waters of Tennessee.

“There is in Celtic mythology the notion of ‘thin places’ in the universe where the visible and the invisible world come into their closest proximity. To seek such places is the vocation of the wise and the good — and for those that find them, the clearest communication between the temporal and eternal. Mountains and rivers are particularly favored as thin places marking invariably as they do, the horizontal and perpendicular frontiers. But perhaps the ultimate of these thin places in the human condition are the experiences people are likely to have as they encounter suffering, joy, and mystery.”

~Peter Gomes, as quoted in Sarah Blanton’s lovely meditation on thin places on the waters of Tennessee.

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Anonymous asked:
In the recent interview with Yossi Klein Halevi there was mention of "thin places". Has Krista considered group trips to thin places around the world?

It’s funny you mention it because we are in the process of mapping out a business plan for On Being's future. The idea of educational travel has surfaced at one time or another, but your notion of grounding it in “thin places” as a theme has marketing and editorial grit. And, the phrase is a natural extension of the content and ethos of our program.

We’ll definitely add this to the list of possibilities. Obviously, Jerusalem and John O’Donohue’s Ireland instantly come to mind. Perhaps Omid Safi’s Turkey too. Our question to you: Where are some of those thin places you might recommend for us to consider?

—Trent Gilliss, senior editor

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