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Erika

The author gave an interview on American Public Radio some weeks ago which brought me to the edge of tears.

Cornflower

I can imagine, Erika. Emily's book is very moving while not being maudlin in any way.

Deirdre

Thank you for a wonderful review of a book that I have been afraid to read because it is bound to be painful. Your words have made me think again & maybe I will try. I came across Emily Rapp through Katrina Kenison's blog and went on to read her blog "the Little Seal". Obviously she has more to say as she places her experience with her son, Ronan, in a wider context. Thanks again.

Cornflower

Thank you, Deirdre. The book is far from a misery memoir - though of course deeply, terribly sad - but a unique and intelligent response to an impossible situation.

Lindsay

At the still point of the turning world. Neither flesh nor fleshless;
Neither from nor towards; at the still point, there the dance is,
But neither arrest nor movement. And do not call it fixity,
Where past and future are gathered. Neither movement from nor towards,
Neither ascent nor decline. Except for the point, the still point,
There would be no dance, and there is only the dance.

(T S Eliot, Burnt Norton)

Cornflower

Emily Rapp has chosen her title well.
Thank you, Lindsay.

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