The author describes this book as:
"A reference tool for those who choose to make a difference in the lives of people with special physical and cognitive abilities.
"It is both a guide and a journey, dipping into many wells of wisdom to show how spirit and rhythm can enrich and animate. Keys to entering this world lie in the universal language of drumming, music, story and song."
Heather has Parkinson's, she was in a whole-body-cast at 18, and has Lyme's disease, and babesiosis, and comes across as mad as a hatter and full of beans!
Her experience of having been a 'cared-for' person has given her unique insights into, for instance, how to be of service without 'offering help', and how to do it without disempowerment and condescension.
Anyone who cares for, works with, or is a person/people with special physical and cognitive abilities would be uplifted and re-dedicated by this book.
Its unique parallel text layout allows the 'footnotes, references and quotes' to be alongside the narrative. The reader can switch between the two without losing the thread, or read the whole book left-page-only, or right-page-only.
Read it and weep: sometimes for joy; sometimes for sadness.
- Steve Hill