I just received another beautifully penned review on my book. I’m so glad others see the intention behind the book.
I defy anybody to read this beautiful little book without being moved to tears and memories – in a good way. In nuggets of childhood memories, both in words and photos, Lexa acknowledges with love and gratitude how each contributed to the person she is today.Each page sparked off my own memories of my mother – much-missed – and this would be a lovely book to share with a mum or a daughter. There are three blank pages on which a reader can do just that and include his/her own ‘gifts from the soul’ – as a present, this is a beautiful way to say ‘I love you’ to whoever in your life has taken on the role of parent.
Through writing her tribute to her mother, Lexa let go of all the ‘stuff’ that we all carry in relationships. It ‘finally floated away in the breeze, like the seeds of the dandelion’. The image of the dandelion is used as a background on the pretty gold and green paper – nice touch.
I will definitely use this book as a stimulus in writing workshops on memoir and autobiography – reading Lexa’s experience really makes you want to share your own story.