May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
-Irish Blessing

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Fiction's Perspective on Baby Loss

I recently read the book "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" by Lisa See. It is the story of two lifelong female friends in nineteenth century China. Their lives begin on the same note but the paths diverge and converge throughout the novel. The story is told by one of the friends and it is her best friend who experiences multiple pregnancy/baby loss. There is an interesting perspective to be absorbed when the loss is seen and told from a person who has not personally experienced the loss but cares for the person who has lost. There are also some heartbreaking words from the mother who lost her children. It was sad but not unreadable for me and I really enjoyed the book as a whole.

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