Thursday, March 25, 2010

Tear Soup

Some cooking requires that you measure ingredients exactly (or so I am told) but making soup is different. Soup making is an art, and you are the artist. Improvising as you go, your only goal is that the blended creation will both satisfy your hunger and soothe what hurts you.

What's true about soup making is also true about grieving. And who of us hasn't experienced some loss in our lives that has confronted us with this unsettled and somewhat undefined process. Tear Soup is a richly illustrated book where Grandy, the main character has just suffered a big loss in her life, and so she is cooking up her own unique batch of "tear soup." Tear Soup gives you a glimpse into Grandy's life as she blends different ingredients into her own grief process. Her tear soup will help to fill the void in her life that was created by her loss.

Up North Wisdom recommends this book to you. Whether you are the "cook", a friend of the "cook", a child of the "cook", a male "cook", or if there are two of you "cooking", Tear Soup will affirm the bereaved, educate the unbereaved and will be a building block for children. You can get information about the book and how to order it by logging on to Let me know what you think.

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