Gripping life journey of a woman's son. A beautiful, talented woman, who had been an alcoholic. Graphic, self-searching, emotionally laden, humorous at times: Werner walks through his own life to commence his journey of healing. A death, a life, and interesting meetings with other alcoholics and liquor-affected persons, invite the reader to introspection ... More
Dead. Why ...? Did I ...? Dead. Why ...! Did she ...? Dead. Why?
A memoir on death, life and alcohol-people ...
You are invited to be absorbed by a page-turning life journey, as narrated by the son of a woman, a woman who had been an alcoholic.
Beautiful, talented, architect, artist, mother of two. In her search for peace (?), love (?), she was broken on treacherous rocks, just below the surface of an overwhelming ocean ... during three stormy decades.
The story unfolds in three parts:
Werner commences his story with a vivid, emotional recollection of his mother’s death on December 27, 1999; the day when time stood still, for a moment. Also the months preceding, and after that day.
The clock is turned back to allow him to take a self-searching and questioning journey through his life, as his mother’s son.
He recalls crystal-clear memories of pain and pleasure; painful pleasure (and therefore life?) from as far back as his pre-school years, walking through his schooling and early professional years, to dovetail with the first chapter.
Lastly, Werner shares some interesting encounters with alcoholics and other alcohol-affected people, thus far, during his lifetime.
He sees through the noise created by their ‘moth-to-a-flame’ behavioural patterns, and discovers their ordinary, beautiful humanity.
The book concludes where he truly sees his mother, maybe for the very first time ... Werner greets her in a personal letter ...