A Photo Essay by Mary Kate Jordan
"Mary Kate's writing and imagery invite readers into a journey of solace. Transforming grief from a lonely state into a pilgrimage of solitude, serenity, and eventually of hope and joy, this book offers language and metaphor for those who find themselves at a loss—of loved ones, of hopes and dreams, of purpose, even of identity-—and therefore at a loss for words. This is a sweet, lovely read that I'd recommend both as a pastor and as a person."
—Rev. Liz Goodman
"As an experienced hospice nurse, but even more as a 'bridge-walker' myself, I recommend this book for someone in grief."
—Leigh Darrow, R.N.
"Mary Kate Jordan has created a wonderfully emotional road map for anyone enduring loss and/or grief. Page by page she helps the reader take each step on the long bridge which spans a life before and after significant loss. She recognizes, defines, and empathically embraces such difficult experiences as the deep sense of confusion, isolation, anguish, and conflicting needs to both remain in and to leave behind one's grief. I intend to have a copy in my office as well as a few on hand to offer friends in need."
—Jennifer Kay, LICMSW
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About the Author
Mary Kate Jordan lives in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. Here and elsewhere, her creative spirit responds to the natural world with the awe she felt when she saw the clear night sky for the first time as a child. Since then she has watched the Northern Lights dance, and seen the Southern Cross twice, over Chile, and above Costa Rica. Whether traveling or at home, she keeps her camera and writing tools close at hand. Find out more about her writing, teaching, and client work on her website, http://TheJordanCenter.com.
88 pp., photo illustrations