" My copy arrived on Monday June 1st late in the afternoon. I was sitting in the front porch and heard a noise which startled me. It turns out it was the mailman. I went to see what had been delivered and lo and behold there was your book. It was so neat to see the exact moment when it was delivered for many reasons. Usually the mail comes earlier in the day and yesterday when I saw the woman delivering mail I mentioned something about there being many different people delivering mail and she said she had been sick the day before so that explained why it came so late in the day and why I was there to see the moment it arrived. I am so grateful and feel really privileged to be one of the people that you have entrusted with your manuscript. " Reader
"Am reading and finished up to end of chapter 11.
I was surprised to learn where you grew up.
I grew up in Chilliwack, and also went to German school in Greendale and the MB church in my very younger years. Had to correct the enunciation of German words to the teachers periodically, I grew up high German. Small World." Reader
"Thanks for the email and the draft of the book. I can't actually put it down and am on chapter 15. I have been percolating on the trauma cloud...and have actually had a couple of visions as I read. (one of them, so powerfully moving!)" Reader
"One thing I know is that although I have not really experienced the same level of trauma I do know that dog/serpent on the bed. I have never named it before but reading your words, I knew the experience. I am so curious what that is in me: anxious horror, worry, dread, the threat of evil’s ability to destroy me—yet it is outside me and yet a product of my own inner world?? I have no idea yet....I have to read more... tonight!" Reader
"One of the thoughts so far is, can we have restorative justice if we are unable to hear or encounter the trauma cloud and all that it brings? Can we sit in the place of uncomfortability as our clouds collide, and as we attentively listen, can these clouds bring healing rain?" Reader
"Thank you for your words so far. I am already profoundly moved."
Huge thank you to all.