Memoir about infant loss, grief and recovery, and the role of creativity during the healing process. The author's baby daughter died during the last five minutes of a natural breech delivery. Once an active member of the Amsterdam art, and theater world, she feels the curtain has come down for good. In Creative Acts of Healing she chronicles her way out of the dark valleys of grief, as she follows a path of hope and discovery.
Judith gives an overview of the book:
Time washes away the tears,
polishes the hurt until only
smooth scars, the ragged edges
gone, turn up once again
between new patterns drawn
by the tide.
Bilingual Dutch born writer/ artist with background in theater arts as designer, dramaturg, translator and actors coach. Author of Creative Acts of Healing: after a baby dies. Columnist and book reviewer for Dutch Parental web magazine Ouders Online, and Arts & Lit writer...
"Nothing seemed worth the bother after Ariane died. Judith van Praag had long made her living in the theater, but that seemed petty now. She couldn't bring herself to paint or draw. Ariane Eira had died...