At the heart of this issue lies the question of how we regard the phenomenal world. Is it something to be used, incidental to what really matters? Or is it inseparable from sacredness itself? Does it depend on which thing we're talking about? Are rivers different from a pair of socks? If we want to live in a sacred world, where will we find it? Will it be apart from piglets, coffee cups and postage stamps? Includes writing by Annie Dillard, bell hooks, Eve Ensler, Amy Leach, Wendell Berry and more.