Monday, August 27, 2018

Memories in Dragonflies By Lannette Cornell Bloom Review

Memories in Dragonflies: Simple Lessons for Mindful Dying

Life―and death―may be hard; but joy is simple.

Lannette Cornell Bloom, a typical, overworked nurse, wife, and mom of two, was forty-three when her mother was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis. She quit her job and dove headlong into the familiar role of caretaking. This choice―to slow down and be present for the hardest year of her life―resulted in an awakening. In unexpected moments, as childhood memories flooded into the present, Lannette glimpsed bits of magic that existed just beyond the pain. Without knowing it, she was experiencing a mindful dying process with her mother―and it was a journey that would change the way she lived the rest of her life.

A touching and soulful memoir that gracefully uncovers the beauty that is often lost within the dying process, Memories in Dragonflies is a beautiful portrait of what it means to be human and a gentle reminder to enjoy every moment, because even the simplest ones bring lasting joy.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  Sad and even more so heart wrenching, The pain is so pure and open that the reader would not help but feel compassion and grief.   The book is going to humble and depress you at the same time.  As I read the chapters I began to feel such a low point in  my mind of despair but it does have moments of brightness and clarity. 

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