1975 - 2023
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In "Now Free Heart" the author navigates the tumultuous waters of loss and grief following the death of their beloved mother. This book is a poignant compilation of poetry, each verse painstakingly crafted in the critical period of grief. The journey begins with pacing footsteps, echoing a heart yearning for the familiar and comforting presence of a mother, and evolves into a dance - a defiant and liberating expression of life amidst the crushing weight of loss.
The verses are a testament to the transformative power of grief, the bitter-sweet liberation found in separation, and the constant search for connection in a world that suddenly feels colder and larger. Each line serves as a mirror, reflecting the many stages of grief, from the raw despair of initial loss to the tender acceptance of a life forever changed. Unfurling across the pages, we witness the paradox of freedom in loss, the struggle against fate, the courage to peel open 'grapefruit grief', and the resolve to move forward.
The poetry also offers a haunting exploration of sensory memories, such as the smell of patchouli perfume, that serve as ghostly reminders of a mother's love. The author's candid exploration of pain, longing, and eventual healing makes "Now Free Heart" a profoundly relatable journey for anyone who has ever loved, lost, and found the strength to dance again. It is a sincere tribute to a mother's enduring legacy, a tender affirmation of the pieces of her that live on within her child, and a stark reminder of the resilient spirit that even grief cannot extinguish.
This is more than a book; it is a healing journey, a courageous dance through the storm of life and loss, and a resounding testament to the power of love that transcends physical existence.
"Now Free Heart" invites readers to share in this intimate journey and perhaps find solace and understanding in their own dance with grief.
Neem Karoli Baba