That Space

There are so many ways we learn that we don’t notice some of them until they’re pointed out to us…even so, we recognize satisfactions.

Krista Tippett’s book Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living is enjoyable in that way in which you find yourself picking it up and reading a section when you really should be doing something else. She has the knack of shining a light on what we didn’t know we knew.



36.2021° N, 37.1343° E

It encompasses 73.36 sq miles at an elevation of 1,243′ and had a population of 2.302 million people in the year 2005. According to Unesco, it is world heritage centre, having been “at the crossroads of several trade routes from the 2nd millennium B.C., Aleppo has been ruled by the Hittites, Assyrians, Arabs, Mongols, Mamelukes and Ottomans.”

But when you hear the name Aleppo, you probably remember the stories. Thanks to Krista Tippett for pointing this out in her book Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Art of Living.