Resilient Spirit: Poems For Lorraine
By: Nancy Esther James
is now available from Finishing Line Press.
An excerpt from the foreword:
One year in the late 1990s, my niece, writing her annual Christmas letter, shared news of her mother’s situation. Lorraine, she wrote, was now living in a residence designed for patients in later stages of dementia. Although Lorraine’s memory and her ability to perform everyday tasks were diminishing, she seemed contented and good-humored. “She has a peaceful, resilient spirit,” Beverly wrote.
I thought, What a wonderful phrase to be remembered by—a “peaceful, resilient spirit.”
This book tells the story, as I observed and experienced it, of Lorraine’s final years—the story of what changed in her mind and body, and what remained of her spirit.
-------------CONGRATULATIONS, NANCY, on the publication of your new chap book!