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Our new book is here! It is a book of poetry called “I WALK THE LAND” about being in the wild environment and our relationship with natural world. A photograph is shown along with each poem of the beautiful landscapes of Scotland.
WE NEED YOUR HELP to cover costs!
For £10 you will receive a copy of the book posted to you.
From the book, a poem from the woods:
“Deep in the woods,
Luminous bright green,
Spreads like a halo
Round old, old trunks.
Life is surging
Amidst the Spring warmth
Inquisitive shoots adventure
Through the hummus of the woodland floor.
The Earth scent oozes
When I touch the ground
Musty sweet, fecund
As moist and urgent as lust.
A cacophony of birdsong above
The canopy scintillating
Staccato, shrilling, shrieking
Territories, courting, competing.
Beneath the hill the river
Impassive, calm, deep.
Time stretches its slow erosion
Framing this vignette of seasonal life.”
Our first book is also available: “Being Alive A Graphic Exploration of Asperger’s Perception” by Graeme Nisbet
“‘Being Alive’ really is about that. Graeme’s vibrant art works and paintings makes me feel more alive just looking at them, and the frank text accompanying the images celebrates and throws a light of understanding on Asperger’s perception. ‘Being Alive’ is a ground-breaking work. Mind-opening might be a better term. This brave book will broaden our awareness of different ways of seeing and being in the world.”
Janis Mackay – Author and Storyteller; www.janismackay.com
“I really liked the book, it gave me an insight into a way of perceiving the world in a different way…. I think I found a measure of understanding in reading your book.
I also thought that the narrative and the art helped to explain each other, and that together they showed your journey and also validated…. I believe it could give others the hope and courage to begin that journey for themselves.”
Peter Old Borders Asperger’s Team
“I’ve just read your book, it’s fantastic, wonderful and takes you into your world of expression making sense of how you an autistic person experiences life with colour, feeling and meaning.”
Linda McLeod @ Wise to Talk
“I read it last night and was hugely struck by the enormity of your journey and the amazing success of all your achievements. It is certainly a very powerful story and the book certainly succeeds in expressing that, not just through your written story but the art work, for which many thanks.” Helen Landau Author of Prisoners of Hope: The Birth of British Aviation.
“The book is a considerable achievement. It is expressive,pioneering and emancipatory.” Hywel Davies
If you would like a copy of the book, please donate £15 or more you will receive a free, signed copy of the book. Thank you!
We really appreciate your help and support, thank you!!
We want to publish books by our members about their lived experience. These are accounts of our journeys confronting, addressing, living with and/or overcoming personal issues.
See below for some examples of the artwork shown in Being Alive: