What is this life if not an accumulation of days, days of doubt, days of splendor, days of awe--days that leave us breathless with wonder, stupefied ... Show synopsis What is this life if not an accumulation of days, days of doubt, days of splendor, days of awe--days that leave us breathless with wonder, stupefied with uncertainty, saturated with gratitude. In these brief, incisive essays on life in the opening years of the 21st century, novelist and children's author Steven Schnur reflects upon what it means to be human in a world fast losing touch with its humanity, discovering even in the midst of terrorism and war countless reasons to celebrate and rejoice. With wry wit, a keen ear for the music of language, and a sharp eye for nature's inestimable gifts, the author focuses his attentions on the raw material of daily life--the change of seasons, the growth of children, the morning headlines, the imminence of death--artfully awakening his readers to the minor miracles that underlie even the most quotidian events and the powerful feelings they evoke. Spend a moment in the company of these deft meditations on the richness of the human spirit and you will come away delighted, enlightened, and renewed. "Days of Awe" is nothing short of awe-inspiring.