As this is published I’ll be on another journey to paradise – more tomorrow. Last weekend’s visit was snuck in as an extra so I could be there for David and Sylvia, so this week was already planned and seemed a shame to cancel it 🤣…..and I’d be able simply to relax….
Anyway several months ago I was asked if I’d like to donate a couple of written pieces for a forthcoming book aimed at raising funds for Hull Samaritans ….Samaritans are there for people when they desperately need someone to simply listen and hear their voices, the turmoil in their life – such a worthwhile charity which is nationwide but this is to raise much needed funds for my local service.
“Every 7 seconds, the Samaritans receive a call for help”
As their flyer states about the book…
Well I received my copy on my way to town yesterday and I was overwhelmed by the high quality of the publication.
People from all walks of life, from photographers to artists, writers to psychologists. People of every age with some lovely pieces by schoolchildren.
Lots of beautiful images depicting ‘listening’ as well as all the written contributions….
”Open the book and you will find poems, stories, paintings, photographs, articles and songs – all about listening and the importance of silence”
I wrote 2 pieces, a poem and a prose.
A poem called ‘Listen’
And the prose going by the title “When people stop listening”
A truly inspiring book simply to have in your collection and the fact that it’s raising money for such a good cause is a bonus….
There’s an early bird price of £7.99 incl post and packaging if you order before July 22nd (you might have to check if this applies to outside of the UK) and you can order it by clicking the link below.
I’d call it a mini ‘coffee table’ book…..