About the Book
My desire in writing this book is to illustrate connections and or similarities between individuals lives and dreams. To show that even in turmoil or times of hurt and heartache, we grow, hope, love, create meaning and aspire to dream and yearn in ways that are the comparable to one another.
An Infinite Web of Poetry and Prose
It is my desire to connect common experiences of hope and heartache with encouraging words and rhyme. Sustaining moments in time, celebrating both failure and success as lessons of love and loss, we are interwoven, collectively we exist...as An Infinite Web.
After reading this book, you will know how to easily solve the most complex life problems.
Real Life Examples
Every section showed in this book is explained through examples from the lives of real people.
The first edition of this book could be sold in more than 10 million copies and continue to grow.
A Few Words About the Author
I’m an introspective extrovert continually learning how to live a balanced and meaningful life. I see myself climbing up through issues of pain and pleasure, joy and agony, adjusting to conditions of change and unpredictable circumstances.
I have spent the last few decades as a teacher, a mother, a wife, a lover of art and humanity, a peer counselor and currently work as a therapist in community mental health (WA state). I support adult individuals with severe and persistent mental health challenges with evidenced-based therapeutic interventions and run a weekly Advanced Writing Group for the clients I serve.
Greer Sommer Currison
An intention of mine is to connect a common link, even a simple thread or a feeling of understanding, an emphatic moment or at least or an appreciation for an idea that may not seem comfortable or familiar. To notice that we are more alike than dissimilar, is a destiny I hope to have you consider.
This life is short except seemingly when we are struggling. It is my desire to be understood by my children, my family and my loved ones. I did not experience this from my parents or grandparents... only in small sparks or edited stories that were offered. Instead, I detected, collected and investigated facts and intense experiences. From my exploring, snooping and or digging around, I finally found the last puzzle piece of my life and ended up in rehab at the age of thirty eight.
From that time, and with my last puzzle piece completing the composition of the mysteries in my upbringing... I have been working on putting my shovel down. I am learning to listen to the signals in my body, to increase good behaviors and slowly decrease bad behaviors. This is where I got it, in rehab... I discovered I was no better than the junkies and the prostitutes that circled up in the same room as me despite my education, my upbringing or my cognitive distortions. This was a place I started to listen to signals in my body and brain and began to save my own life. I will discuss more of this in my second book, Climbing Up... diagnosis, deconstruction and toward divinity.
An Infinite Web reminds me of the beauty and the magnificence of nature, of connection and disconnection, divorce, love, pain and secrets like a new best friend reluctant to share. I’m practicing momentum of appreciating moments in time, cherished, evidenced moments allowed to go from my brain to a heavy toothed piece of paper. Sandy McElliott a friend and a manager at Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare, told me that there is evidence suggesting that using your hand to write vs using a computer is more valuable for therapeutic healing. The act of putting ink to a blank canvas. Controlling the squeezing of a pen, the action of a flowy ink pen and/or the intensity of physically connecting to your content is more beneficial then simply using a word processor to construct content. Today like most times in the past, I write on paper first. It feels more authentic for me that way which is why I will publish and or print this book on paper first. With that, I hope you dog ear your favorite poem, underline a sentence or put a star in a spot you wish to further investigate. This is how I devour my books and the content that I absorb and connect with.
So, with silent kicks and screams of vulnerability and courageous whispers and warm welcomes... I present to you, An Infinite Web. It is my walk for the past few decades to places of extraordinary depth and smiles of simplicity and stillness. Our time is brief but meant something to me, our minutes, our truth, our magnitude of an 8.0 or our fizzle out, I want you to know that you are special, meant to shine and thank you for participating in my first collection of poetry and prose. I hope you find some of your own special moments or secrets in my travels. Be Blessed and Bon Voyage.
Table of Contents
- Be Still
- Girl House
- Naranja Lakes
- Woman in Black
- Grandma’s Room
- Great Big Tongue Slide
- Broken Mother
- Those Three Words
- The Crow and a Back Alley
- Memories of Jenny
- The Dissolution
- Diagonal in my Sleep
- Inauguration Day
- White of Winter
- Yom Kippur
- Saul Williams and a Saturday Night
- The Break-up
- Secret Snake Eyes
- Breathing Forest
- Blood Seeped Borders
- Brookdale Senior Living
- Art of Noise
- Kiss Off
- Memories of Jenny
- A Likeness
- Broke Single Momma
- Diagonal in my Bed
- Lip to Ledge
- May 23rd & my Goldfish
- Motherhood Fills Me
- A Dream
- Expectation Does Not Equal Reality
- Happy Birthday Mychele
- Any Minute Now
Read Reviews by My Readers
Thought provoking content that is easily relatable on many levels. There are many examples of real life situations that come to mind reading through the delightful passages within.
Reading through the first pages of the book gave me inspiration worthy of a best seller. There is no way you will put this book down, once you've picked it up. It was absolutely a good read in every way.
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This book is about a walk through some twenty odd years of hope and heart ache, laughs, loss, beauty, joy and wonder. Where life is thick and heavy, whimsy and weightlessly wonderful... where time stood still, and connections clicked where I try to find meaning in still moments.
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Thanks to the fact I’ve penned only this one book and I’ve already got a real following of readers, I am always extra happy to answer questions!