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Tandem Tales: Relative Perspectives (English Edition) Format Kindle
Détails sur le produit
- ASIN : B00H5IP9JC
- Langue : Anglais
- Taille du fichier : 378 KB
- Synthèse vocale : Activée
- Lecteur d’écran : Pris en charge
- Confort de lecture : Activé
- X-Ray : Non activée
- Word Wise : Activé
- Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 90 pages
- Pagination - ISBN de l'édition imprimée de référence : 1494736098
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In Helen Katz, we find a rare woman, who chose to value her daughter for who she was and still is. At every twist and turn along their joint pathway, Helen consulted with God, and sought to know what her daughter needed most. She fueled Heidi's passions and talents. Heidi is now doing likewise, as she and husband David raise their two boys. In the wake of Helen's passing away from cancer not long ago, this book represents a labor of love. A final tribute from a grateful daughter to her amazing mother, a woman who was not afraid to lean into the wind whenever needed, to secure a happy life for her little one.
As a reader I came away from Tandem Tales with a deeper desire to consult with God, and value each of my five children. I want to fuel their passions. Period. If every parent did this, our familes and nations would be strengthened and made excellent. I am reminded of another book about a New Amish mom, who saw miraculous changes in her genius Autistic son, by taking this same approach, of fueling her child's native interests/talents. (see "The Spark" by Kristine Barnett.)
Tandem Tales gets Five Stars from this reader! I look forward to seeing more from this talented woman.
A few of my favorite gems from this book:
"Her best quality as a mom was not a product of maternal instinct but of a strong character. It was her conviction to know me. Not who she wanted me to be or hoped I'd become. Just me. This set the stage for the tales that follow and many more that never made it to the page." The Beginning, p.9.
"The woman who had to harness all of her resolve to let go of the wall and waddle to the far side of the rink learned how to jump and spin, execute a spiral (like an arabesque), and became a skilled member of the adult precision team. ... I was consciously proud of her, even then." Raised on the Ice, p.18.
"I don't so much write as listen to an inner music and let my fingers dance." A Prayer and a Poem, p.23.
"I was a walking poem, ready to fly straight up in the air. Always in my body I felt a rushing turquoise energy. Every step was part of a dance. I looked like any young woman walking down State Street, but I carried a river of words in my veins. It was this that allowed me to know I was never just a diner waitress." Service and Sanity, p. 29.
"I looked at David leaning toward Heidi from the back seat and suddenly had a vision. Me! I had a vision!! This had never happened before. It was very quick, a sense that David's profile was frozen for just an instant as if in a picture frame. And with it came the certainty that he was The One." I Told You So, p.61.
"I will ache and cry a gentle spell each day
knowing time will only glide forward
I raise one arm to heaven and begin
to dance with the abundant beauty
that is still my life
for you have taught me
there is no better way."
An Earthly Farewell, p.87.
Heidi has said that "Life is basically a series of adventures in service of helping us grow spiritual arms and legs". As the prime grit for growth in both life and art, each chose fierce hopefulness, integrity, enthusiasm, consecration, and prayerful love.
The child remembers her mother's questions "meant to get me thinking about life and not just going along with the general flow" and their collaborative performances: "My mom was sure she and I could save the world. . .No one knows which next idea will spread like fire, burning away old notions. . .She figured we had as good a chance as any to be instruments for powerful change".
Through all their acts and striving towards that transforming spark, they transform themselves. As the mother's final illness deepens, long-felt distances fall away with the embrace of friends and acquaintances reaching out, reflecting the light she had for so long brought to their lives. Heidi recalls: "I was driving down a dark road in Texas talking with her on the phone when, through tears, she said, 'I'm beginning to accept that I am loved and not apart' ". The daughter also finds union, aware--beyond any earthly farewell--of their abiding love in the presence of God ". . .loving now / with no illusion of distance / soul to soul".
These stories are a moveable feast.
And they are an adventure--as Helen says of skating: "What fun! And what a rush!"