The myriad invisible threads that connect us humans to each other, but also to everything around us, form a vast and ever expanding tapestry, enabling each of us to add our tiny voice to the great planetary choir that stretches back in time and forth in space. This is a book about these threads and how they make human lives meaningful.
The meanings in life are sustainable, climate-neutral and often free. They consist in relationships. After finishing the first draft of this book, the author realised that what he had done was to compose a long essay about the threads that connect us humans to each other, and also to everything around us. Together, these filaments create an immense tapestry, a meshwork that enables each of us to be a tiny voice in a great planetary choir that stretches back in time and forth in space. These threads are what makes life meaningful, and the book will show you why and how.
The book was a bestseller in Norway from the moment it was published in autumn 2022.
“(…) an incredibly exciting book that I almost read in one stretch (…)”
“Hylland Eriksen writes well about the value of longing and about how the society of abundance creates distinctive existential challenges.”