Lessons Learned At The University of Catastrophe
Marie Smith was an ordinary wife and mother -- until one morning there was a blurry haze where her alarm clock should be. Over a year later she was diagnosed with a rare incurable muscle disease, and cancer, too.
Welcome to The University of Catastrophe.
The University of Catastrophe is the toughest school on earth. Everything Smith thought she knew faded into dust the day she enrolled. After a serious diagnosis the learning curve is steep. Questions she never imagined asking shook her to the core.
Just how do you lose your physical abilities without losing your sense of self? How do you graciously let go of the use of your own body? Where do you find the strength to face another day? Is it possible to laugh and be happy anyway?
The essays in Life Music: Lessons Learned At The University of Catastrophe explore these questions. With humor and gentle grace Smith shares her discoveries about how she thrives in permanent chaos. Because it is possible to thrive. It is possible to have humor and grace, dignity and strength. Smith shows us how she lives a peaceful life, even when a pain free life is not possible.
Life Music: Lessons Learned At The University of Catastrophe is brimming with the very stuff of life. Rejoicing over seeing a maple tree and celebrating eyes that see. Tears over losing her hair to chemotherapy. Contemplating suicide and choosing to dance anyway. Weaving together a new life filled with joy and hope.
Life Music has been called:
“The most inspirational book I’ve read in years.”
Available now on Kindle.