Friday, November 20, 2009

Grief Blading Up into a shared community

The launch for Elsie K. Neufeld's first poetry chapbook "Grief Blading Up" was a warm and comforting experience.

Grief connects us all when it is told through authentic reflection. As Elsie read her poems there was a palpable peace in the gallery of the MSA Museum.

Thank you Elsie for having the courage to share the deepest aspects of your heart and your life so that we may understand we are not alone, and not obliged to pretend that all is good all the time.

Thank you to the MSA Museum for providing the room, coffee and juice, and to Dorothy, the Executive Director, for being so supportive and generous.

And thank you to all who came.

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