In this post-modern world the hunger to belong has rarely been more intense, more urgent. With many of the ancient, traditional shelters now in ruins, it is as if society has lost the art of fostering community. Consumerism propels us towards an ever-more lonely and isolated existence – although technology pretends to unite us, more often than not all it delivers are simulated images that distance us from our lives.
– John O’Donohue
Eternal Echoes: Exploring Our Hunger To Belong.