Wildflowers in the Median: A Restorative Journey into Healing, Justice, and Joy

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iUniverse, Nov 9, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 112 pages
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When Agnes Furey lost her forty-year old daughter Pat and six-year-old grandson Christopher to homicide in 1998 at the hands of Leonard Scovens, words could not describe the hole left in her heart. Even so, rather than hate, Furey chose peace, and she reached out to Scovens in prison.

Wildflowers in the Median tells the story of their journey of restoration. Through a collection of poems, vignettes, and letters, both Furey and Scovens pour out their emotions and reflections. It is a tale not of forgiveness, but of understanding—a story of a survivor of crime and a criminal finding communion as each struggles with grief and suffering, eventually coming to terms with their spiritual identities and a desire to help others in similar circumstances.

A valuable testament to the human heart and its capacity to love, Wildflowers in the Median shows how grace was found in the aftermath of a tragedy.

 

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Contents

Let Me Introduce Myself
1
When I Was Nine
3
Gathering the Pieces
5
Memory
17
How I Became My Father
18
Shattered Reality
31
Solitude
33
Solitude
35
Somewhere along the Way
50
Again
53
Wildflowers in the Median
58
Now I Know
65
Epiphany
71
On the Night of the Full Moon
75
Journey
80
The Rebirth of Joy
81

I Wasnt Ready
36
Drum
38
On Bursting Bubbles of Light
40
In the End
41
Perspectives on Crime and Victimization
42
Listening to Pen on Paper
45
Becoming
90
So Much Depends Upon
91
Epilogue
93
Afterword
95
Back Cover
98
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