Donna Lee Valente
Bits of Me by Donna Lee Valente Summary
With honesty, simplicity, and warmth, Bits of Me presents the harmonious composition of the soul through the power of words. By offering glimpses of a fierce love of family, a celebration of music, travel, and nature, and a passion for the poet's first-hand work alongside Christopher and Dana Reeve, the reader is invited into an intimate space where we see compassion, mindfulness, and gratitude in a whole new light. As Keith Richards said, "I'm here to say something and to touch other people, sometimes in a cry of desperation: 'Do you know this feeling?'" Just as we experience this level of communion through music, the intuitive, soulful notes of poetry also resonates with unspeakable, timeless places deep within us all. Bits of Me not only speaks of the experiences of the poet herself-it speaks to the reader's heart and soul, causing us to reflect on those very same bits of ourselves. Going beyond this interchange of sharing and reflecting, a further, greater work is done: A percentage of the profits from this book will be donated to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation for spinal cord injury research and quality of life initiatives for individuals with paralysis....