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I was very touched whilst reading your account of your book Wild, from Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. Twelve years ago, I walked the Camino de Santiago, a pilgrimage across Spain. As I read, I found myself teleported back to my own experience of journeying, and processing each day what was transpiring for me as I made pilgrimage to the inner recesses of my heart, mind and soul. Albeit that the summary was short, for me, it was brillient, reminding me of the connection to our physical suffering and how we can birth ourselves into a new place where we often can feel raw, vulnerable yet strong and ‘right’ for we have shed the weight of that which we no longer need. You have inspired me to read your book and I feel in my heart that it would be a very healing experience to read for many who as also journeying to the inner recesses of their heart, mind and soul as they try to understand the meaning of death, their grief and it’s bearing and impact on their life. Thank you… Chrystalla Chew, Hospice Coordinator, Community Care Northumberland, (Trent Hills) Hospice Program
I am glad that my account of Wild has moved you to read the book. I agree that others who are trying to understand the meaning of death and grief could find keys to healing and new life in Cheryl Strayed’s story. With your own experience of hiking the Camino, you would find many parallels, and a sense of community, in her book.
Wow! I don’t know what you call all this, but I call this a web site! You have your own website, and it’s really cool! Congratulations on dianemtaylor.com ! It’s great – You are really conquering the 21st century….- Good for you!
Carol, found your comment! Forgot that there were pages other than the blog where people could leave comments. I’ll get the hang of this. Yes, 21st century here we come!
I have cooked all over North America and have thought of a memoir and am thinking about it, thank you, Gordon Hoselton
Gordon, that’s wonderful! You are well suited to writing a memoir about food and travel. Sounds fabulous to me. You just have to make the time for it. And your B&B in Ottawa looks very inviting. I would love to hear when you have finished the first chapter. I could post news of it in a blog post.
My blender had an attack too. Spindle was worn out and it screamed at me. I will hope to find a part as it is an Osterizer, but ancient!
Hi Diane, I stumbled across the blog post I had meant to link to your blog. Do you remember how I had made a trackback that didn’t work? Well, here’s the link to the blog post that does work. 🙂
Blessings on your summer ~ Wendy
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Thanks, Wendy, greenlightlady, for your generous reference to my book. I hope you are progressing with your own memoir, perhaps nearing publication. Loved the beach photos in your recent post. Diane
I attended your workshop in Lindsay in January 2016 and have written and had printed a memoir covering four and a half years wandering western Canada as a young man. I wrote it for my children and grandchildren and I would like to send a copy to you as a gift to thank you. I never expected to write a memoir at age 75 . Thank You.
Ron – Congratulations! I am so very pleased you let me know! I remember some of what you wrote that day. This will be a real treasure in your family for years to come. I look forward to holding it and reading it. Thank you for thinking of me. Will email you.
Diane, I enjoyed your workshgop here in Picton very much on Tuesday and meeting you. I hope to DO something with this knowledge when time favours starting the task. When I got home, I searched for my copy of The Perfect Galley and can’t find it :-((( I have asked 2 members of my family if I perhaps loaned it to either of them – no answer just yet. So wondering, do you have any copies left for sale? I would happily buy another copy from you if you do and would love for you to sign it for me 🙂
Please let me know. Thanks, Elaine Jackson
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