The Cabinet of Calm: Soothing Words for Troubled Times
‘Paul Anthony Jones’ aim with this magical little book is quite clear: he seeks to cheer us up and calm us down with words… to offer reassurance, inspiration and hope in the face of all the ghastly feelings that enshroud us day after day. He believes language can do this. I believe he’s right.’ Marcus Berkman, Daily Mail
Open The Cabinet of Calm to find a comforting linguistic remedy that’s equal to your troubles.
RESPAIR: a word for renewed or reinvigorated hope – a counterpoint to despair.
SYMMACHY: the act of coming together – especially when we see someone struggling.
MELORISM: the belief that all things, no matter how bad, can always be improved – given enough determination.
‘Proper words, healing words, magic words. Buy for your friends, keep one for yourself.’ Simon Mayo’s Books of 2020
‘These are words to soothe an unquiet mind. To inspire and motivate our creativity. To encourage fellow thinking and community spirit, and to give us fresh hope. In essence, collected here are nothing but kind words, for these unkind times.’ – Paul Anthony Jones