By Joan Anderson
Joan Erikson used to be probably top identified for her collaboration together with her husband, Erik, a pioneering psychoanalyst and famous writer. After Erik’s dying, she wrote numerous books extending their conception of the levels of lifestyles to mirror her realizing of getting older as she neared ninety-five. yet her knowledge used to be top taught via their friendship; as she sat with Anderson, weaving tapestries in their lives with brightly coloured yarn whereas exploring the power accrued from their collected reviews, Joan Erikson’s classes took form on their small cardboard looms in addition to in her friend’s revitalized life.
In writing approximately their striking friendship, Anderson finds a necessity she didn’t understand she had: for a mentor to assist navigate the transitions she confronted as she grew past heart age. And whilst Joan Erikson needed to face her husband’s loss of life and the transforming into barriers of her personal physique, Anderson used to be in a position to provide again many of the knowledge she had gleaned. To this poignant, cheerful account, Joan Anderson brings the candor and sensitivity that experience made her an acclaimed speaker and author on midlife and its probabilities. A stroll at the Beach is an event to appreciate and treasure, a glimpse of the exuberant spirit that may be sustained and handed on in all our friendships.
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