"These shrines might be a book that changed our life. Or a photograph. A bottle of wine. A special coat. A handprint left in wet cement. A spice. Or a song. These shrines may be left alongside roads, on telephone poles, on our bookshelves or mantles, in our wallets or purses. We invite you to stop a moment, photograph a shrine that is a celebration, and send it to us."
The image here, copied from the book's Facebook page, is one such shrine. Incredible, isn't it?
You can email your pictures to Mark Lyons using this address: marklyons1242 AT gmail dot com.
A couple of the stories in this extraordinary collection have previously appeared in the magazine; go here for links. As novelist Lynn Hoffman writes in an Amazon review, "Like good poems, these stories all have great music and a sense of surprise: no formula here, just a dazzlingly well-focussed eye on what it means to be human and a buddha-like insistence on facing suffering and overcoming it."