I Give You the Springtime of My Blushing Heart by Dedan Gills audiobook

I Give You the Springtime of My Blushing Heart: A Poetic Love Song

By Dedan Gills  and Belvie Rooks
Edited by Belvie Rooks

Blackstone Publishing 9781732318526

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 02/04/2020

    ISBN: 9781094071367

  • Available on 02/04/2020

    ISBN: 9781094071350

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    ISBN: 9781094071374

Category: Nonfiction/Poetry
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The story of Belvie Rooks and Dedan Gills, their journey and their transformation, is “as old as eternity and as new as now.” As individuals, Dedan and Belvie were already activists, mentors, and voices for justice, but in their union, they became an even greater force for compassion and love. Dedan Gills (1945–2015) was a lifelong social justice and human rights activist who viewed himself as a “soulutionary.” His favorite mantra—“Music is my medicine! Kindness is my song!”—was not only the hallmark of his work, but the quality of his presence. Barbara Holmes writes, “His laughter, wisdom, and attentive presence set the example of how to soar while on this human journey.”

Belvie and Dedan’s journey took them to Accra, where they were married; across the United States and Canada to plant trees and build community as a part of their organization, Growing a Global Heart; into dialogue with people of all ages; and through Dedan’s diagnosis with cancer and passing at Zen Hospice in San Francisco in 2015. This book, born of this journey, speaks to love that is at once personal, collective, and cosmic. Each page holds an invitation to seek beauty amidst heartbreak, and to raise the level of our humanity. Belvie’s wisdom and listening for how this book wanted to be written, and the reflections of many who knew Dedan well, allow it to resonate with remembrance, but also with a future born of each of us.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This beautiful and engaging love story by two friends and lifelong human rights and social justice activists models what love can be in these times. Dedan’s poetic vision, ranging from the personal to the cosmic, enriches us all.” Danny Glover, humanitarian and actor
“A poetic celebration of life. We owe a debt of gratitude to Belvie and Dedan for this moving testament to the eternal power of love, both personal and cosmic.” Riane Eisler, author of The Chalice and the Blade

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Author

Author Bio: Dedan Gills

Author Bio: Dedan Gills

Dedan Gills (1945–2015) was a poet and active member in one of the first urban intentional environmental communities in the country, the LA Eco-Village. Certified in Permaculture, he was a founding member of the LA Permaculture Guild. His poems have appeared in the International Sufi Association Journal. Born in Watts, California, Dedan was instrumental in the formation of the Black Student Alliance movement in Southern California.

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Author Bio: Belvie Rooks

Author Bio: Belvie Rooks

Belvie Rooks is co-founder of Growing a Global Heart. She is a writer, educator, and producer whose work weaves the worlds of spirituality, feminism, ecology and social justice. She is a board member of the Institute for Noetic Sciences, and the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation. She is a Core Faculty member of Holy Names University’s Culture and Spirituality Program. Her published works have appeared in a number of books, publications, and anthologies

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Poetry
Audience: Adult
Language: English