I listened to this podcast on my drive today and found it deeply enjoyable and thought-provoking. I am eager to read Tracy Balzer’s books and encourage you to listen as well!
The conversation on this podcast also reminded me of my own experiences with “thin places” such as the hike to the Hermitage of St. Francis of Assisi and one of my favorite running trails in St. Andrew’s that leads to an ancient Christian burial site. Both of these places inspired wonder, prayer, and—of course—poetry. You can skim my old verses below: