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Dancing With The Midwives With Author Ann Faison

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Dancing with the Midwives: A Memoir of Art and Grief, takes you through an intimate experience of grief that leaves you with a sense of the profound changes inherent in that process.  It is a personal story that carries a universal message:  That grief is difficult and challenging,  but ultimately good.

The book is both art piece and memoir, in which Faison embraces the grieving process after her child dies in utero.  She delivers careful observations in short, spare prose, vivid poems and fine pencil drawings. A deformed ladybug, a new haircut, and the trauma of still birth are all described intricately, from a place of being present to the moment.  Her simple drawings of seed pods, twigs, feathers and other tiny wonders carry the persistence of renewal, the undercurrent of all healing, throughout the pages. Dancing with the Midwives is a celebration of the beauty that is inherent, but often missed, in the grieving process.

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