One Dead Crow, Personal Accounts of the Paranormal is part autobiography, part journalism, part mystery, part history and a peek into real-life supernatural events that occurred in the life of the author.
A short book, basically a structured stream of consciousness, discussing thoughts about living in this era and concerns about subjects and things that seem to be challenges in this agricultural, dogmatized society.
I started reading this book expecting perhaps more of a book format and remembered that it was a diary. There are no dates and there seems to be events that are mentioned in tandem with philosophies, thoughts and experiences.
What I came to realize is that this book is a confession to the reader. It is apparent that Bleu is a Roman Catholic. Through these brief stories and beautiful images wrought from soul to mind to hand, you see a glimpse of pain and shame and renewal. Perhaps to some it is obvious because the author states it in the introduction but clearly, she also states that she still wishes to be accepted and in that way, the words she chooses meanders slowly and shyly to your heart.
At moments I felt that I was standing on a very rickety emotional bridge--some stories being very sensitive but honest--but it never broke. It stayed intact and that is the soul of Bleu Andersen in my perception. She and bridge have helped so many cross that she is neglected but must still stay strong because she cannot fail the travelers through her life.
Thank you for bringing us to you. thank you for letting us cross. The vines from the forest will eventually grow about your rope and planks and strengthen it and heal it. Give it time.