I took ‘Landscapes’ to the doctor’s office last week and then it went to the hospital with me. I finished the last 200 pages there. I truly was glad to have it with me. I really like your writing style, Gregg. It just flows! After your writing style, the pictures are perfect tool. I had to buy a stronger pair of glasses though. If the print were larger I could not have even lifted the book.
I can’t believe what you have lived through in your life. I found it very hard to read your first two books, but now I want to go back to read then again.
Landscapes does give a hopeful lift to your and the wonderful work you are doing. Love and compassion evolves over and over again.
Some of my favorite parts / those that really moved me (there are so many! here's a few) within Landscapes of the Heart:
p.508 – invitation to the Oprah Winfrey show.
p.509 – book receipts “giving back”
p.550 – regarding all the bad people in the world, I remind myself I would not be here if it weren’t for the good people.
p.585 – as a child I made up my mind that I would not give up.
p.594 – 8 year old boy raped – head decapitated and wrapped in a black garbage bag – abusers were mother and boyfriend!
p.596 – Love Always Wins!
p.603 – Stay Focused.
p.605 – the Thai look for a smile and if you show them one, you are their friend forever.
p.627 – hope and peace are always stronger than violence.
p.628 – like your picture of Gregg II!!
p.656 – interesting trips through the jungle.
p.667 – a whole page of nature like writing “…chaste eve, silvery sheen of the water and light blue sky…”
p.668 – 50 monkeys literally owned the place.
p.673 – march 15, 2012 – senses that it might be his last, but Gregg is back in Thailand and with his son two years later, Aug – Sep, 2014.
p.675 – I haven’t been commenting on the pictures, but this one is rare.
p.676 – Gregg looks forward to seeing you, Sarah.
p.684 – Tina’s story … so sad.
p.690 – abuse is like a paper shredder…you go in whole and come out in pieces…abuse is forever.
p.690 – Gino died in a car accident.
p.699 – love and compassion – hope for change.
p.700-01 – on the Ricki Lake Show!
p.702 – the only thing you need is caring…that is where I get my power.
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Love and Prayers, Sr. Barb, O.P. Dominican Order