Christy Birmingham of Poetic Parfait fame wrote this book of poems.
Yet, it’s more than a collection of poetry. It is clearly a journey, a journey that begins in pain.
As she took me along her travails using metaphor to an exquisite height, I became enlightened. The rhythms of her near and not rhymes rocked me in their arms.
Her pondering did not pander. Rather, I looked out upon her reality with a gentle concern .
In the end, I was rewarded with the sense of being freely born, and although not into a perfect ending, into a sense of dignity, positive energy and wisdom.
The final poem in Christy’s book is titled “What If”. Therefore, I ask, “what if you read it?” Well, if you do, you will be inspired, too!
Pics taken by Resa – 2014
Pathways to Illumination is available at the Redmund Productions Book Store.
Also, don’t miss out on Christy’s other most important blog When Women Inspire
50 thoughts on “Pathways to Illumination”
Heading off to read it now……..
You are awesome!!!
Is this your art work
The book cover is not my artwork.
The photography is all me.
The murals/street art are various artists, most credited under the photo.
You can see some of my art beyond photography at http://artgowns.com/
Looks like a lovely book, but some women make me perspire 🙂
“lol” Sweating can be a healthy thing. We get rid of toxins! 🙂 🙂
The joy of cleanliness…
“lol” Absolutely… squeaky clean! 😀
The fun of squeaking 🙂
Alright, now I feel like shampooing my hair, rinsing and repeating! . 😀
What a fantastic posting
with so much that is enjoyable 🙂
You are right about Christy,
she is a remarkable soul and
I hope that her book of poems
goes from strength to strength 🙂
With lovely friends such as you
are Resa, I am sure that is exactly
what will happen. Have a lovely
start to your Thursday my sweet
and dear friend 🙂
Thank you for the lovely comment! You have a great and happy Thursday as well! 🙂 🙂 _Resa xox
You are so sweet, Resa! Thank you for the lovely and uniquely art-oriented review here. I enjoyed your description of your experience with the book – particularly about the positive energy of the ending, as that really was my goal to convey that feeling with the book. Thanks for truly making my day brighter!
That I have made someone’s day brighter means a lot to me.
I really enjoyed reading Pathways to Illumination! It was a true journey, and I am very happy where it left me, what it made me think and feel.
I know you are working on another book, and I am looking forward to reading it!
Reblogged this on Poetic Parfait and commented:
When I read this review for “Pathways to Illumination,” I think my heart skipped a beat! Thank you to Resa of Graffiti Lux and Murals for the beautiful artistic review of my book ♥
Thank you, Christy! Your book rocks!
Resa, knowing that you enjoyed the book means the world to me!
Very excited to read Christy’s book.
I’m glad you’ll give it a read! It is so worth it!
I have no doubts!
I have read and it is without a doubt, a truly inspiring and enlightening journey of the soul. Real words of reflection, healing, and discovery. 🙂
Happy to hear you have read it! I totally agree with what you are saying about it. 🙂 🙂
She is a very inspiring soul 🙂
Christy sure deserves Congratulations for her book!
It is an amazing book to comment on … be it with words or pictures of street art!
Wow….good to know. Definitely, worth reading. Thanks for sharing.
Beautiful review Resa… Very creative and unique!… All the best to you, Aquileana ⭐
Thank you so much dear Aquileana! Your compliments and appreciation mean a lot to me. You and your blog have set a high standard.
Cheers! ⭐ ⭐
Cheers dear Resa and thanks for those words You are a ⭐ Aquileana 😀
Wonderful! So nice to know more about Christy’s work.
I’m loving what Christy does, and what she is about. I think she’s a renaissance woman!
You are both exceedingly talented. Why say more ? ⭐ ⭐ ❤ xoxox #< #<
Ah, Ralph, you always know just what to say! Thank you, darling Ralph! ❤ xoxox #< #<
Resa .. .this is an outstanding review … but I’m unsure … I’ve got the feeling you incorporated your pics with your thoughts … that’s also saying the pics were not part of the book. Right or wrong?
You are right, Frank!
I’m not a reviewer, per se, but when I asked Christy if I could do a review in my own way with a few words and some street art, she said “Yes!”
It was one of the most satisfying posts I have done on GLaM.
Also, I feel so very complimented by your use of the word “outstanding”,.
Thank you so much!
Thanks …. and love the originality!
Opinion (as you are so good at them) Do you think I should do more book reviews in my creative way? Maybe one every 6 or so weeks?
Oh yes … plus it is a great way to incorporate you photos!
There couldn’t have been a better compliment for Christy and her book! The review is as illuminating as the book seems. Love that art work, which is adding so much value and aesthetic sense to this review. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you so much, Balroop!
Christy’s book inspired me to review it, and as I am not a reviewer, per se,
I came up with this approach. Christy approved the idea.This has been a very satisfying post to publish. I might try another review in the future. Take care and have a wonderful weekend!
Excellent review, sounds delightfully intriguing, I love the accompanying art work as well, it adds an extra layer to my enjoyment.
So glad you enjoyed my creative approach to the review!
It seems I can say things better with the accompaniment of street art than I can in words alone.
Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂
Excellent graphisme, j’aime aussi les mains de l’artiste inconnu.
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