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Root Words


As the root of any word signifies its origin, its character, its nuance, so do the words in these pages capture one person's struggle to solidify roots and interpret the conundrum that is life; a life mercilessly examined and, inevitably re-examined.
Spanning 30 years of lyrical introspection, this collection reflects a personal thesaurus, a path undertaken often in undertones, where life is challenged with a retreat to the literary and spiritual roots of identity. That identity finds its roots and it solace in animals, in nature, in spirituality and in an emigrant's immutable ties to the country of birth.

These are words that attempt to resolve but, often, settle merely to console and sustain.