Friday, 1 May 2020
Leaves of Love , stories for ageing and dying well... almost a reality!
Dear Friends and Wonderful Supporters.
We are all having to learn many new skills as we navigate an era that at times feels to me like some sort of futuristic horror movie, and at others, an extraordinary gift. The Grief and the Suffering that we witness every day of our seclusion are beyond imagining, but the Love, Compassion and Community Spirit are heart-warming.
I can hardly recall those long hours spent closetted away writing Leaves of Love and assuredly, you cannot remember when or why you supported this new writer all those months ago! I am so grateful that you did however, and I only hope that your patience is still intact!
The date for publication remains the 20th August 2020.
The emotions I feel change as the weeks go by, the fluctuations in my mood and capacity to embrace the space, peace and altered pace of life varies, sometimes hour by hour. Yet I know myself to be incredibly fortunate; I live in the country, have a beloved dog for company and involvements in my community which give me distanced connection to the outside world. But I miss my kids, I miss my grandchildren and feeling their soft warm little bodies held tight in my arms. And my heart breaks when I hear of the tragedies enacted not far away in the care homes and hospitals.
But I have news, Good News, re Leaves of Love. It IS going to happen and I am about to launch into promoting it's publication and release into the world… a very different world than the one it was written for but I know it will still have relevance.
I am thrilled to be able to share with you here an exclusive first view of the cover of Leaves of Love, stories for ageing and dying well, as it will be on that futuristic date in August – more information will follow very soon.
Meantime I pray you and those you love are well, stay safe and can walk daily on our precious earth. I hold high the longing that we will all be embracing those we most care for before long.