From The Heart: A Collection of Poems and Stories
By Sue Julsen
Native American and European cultures share a method of story telling that is not readily apparent to the casual modern person. Just telling a story, ‘just the facts maam’, is what we’ve grown used to because of the hectic pace of life we drive today. It’s delightful and relaxing to the mind to receive information in the way Sue delivers it here, a biography interspersed with the poetry she wrote for those occasions. Our ancestors typically did this with songs but poetry works.
This is the way humans should share stories. Though the overall tale is one of abuse, abandonment, addiction and moving beyond those issues I was not overly weighed down after completing it. Excellent work.