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The Grace of Ordinary Days
The Grace of Ordinary Days

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The Grace of Ordinary Days
Described as “Tuesdays with Morrie meets Georgia O’Keeffe", The Grace of Ordinary Days, by poet Kay Saunders and nature photographer Bernie Saunders, is a rare glimpse into the separate but united lives of a mother and son.

Contemplative poetry and stunning flower photography are woven together by a narrative thread in two voices. Mother and son retell their versions of memories from a shared past and how each perceived them differently. The stories shed light and perspective that leads to understanding and forgiveness. The Grace of Ordinary Days can help us to love better, and remind us of our own beauty, truth and passion.

“This book is a small treasure that communicates deeply and on so many levels. I was moved by the lovely harmony created between two artists -- mother and son -- as they describe their different journeys in photos and poetry, held always in the embrace of their relationship. What emerges is a profoundly moving story of parenting and growing up." - Margaret J. Wheatley, author of Turning to One Another

"The Grace of Ordinary Days is a rare collaboration between mother and son. It opens with Bernie inviting his eighty-year-old mother Kay, ravaged in body but soaring in spirit, to join him in this project. With words, poems, and photographs we enter both the interior of their relationship and the beauty of the natural world. When the book ends with Bernie sitting by Kay who is nearing death in morphine sleep, the reader can only say ‘Thank you!’ to both mother and son." - Harriet Lerner, Ph.D., author of The Dance of Anger and The Dance of Fear

About the Authors

Kay Saunders published three books of poetry before her death in 2003. For Kay, reading, writing and teaching poetry were a way of being awake in the world, a connective way of reaching out to others and building relationships. She embraced poetry as reflection, contemplation and self-study.

Bernie Saunders believes that life is truly a work of art. He is a professional photographer, author, highly regarded speaker, consultant and organizational facilitator with more than 40 years of experience in human development. He earned his masters of applied theology (MAT) from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley. He advocates for people committed to claiming their natural creativity, thereby making the world a better place.

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