My dear friend, Rachel Awes, has a new book, All I Did Was Listen, available for pre-order.
I almost hardly know where to begin to explain my experience with reading the prototype of her book on our artist’s retreat in Minnesota. Picture Rachel and I sitting on her couch, snuggled under blankets. I hold the book in my hands and start pouring through the pages.
I know all the hard work and years (and blood sweat and tears!) it has taken for Rachel to put this book together. I knew it was going to be remarkable and lovely, but honestly, it blew me away. Rachel is a gifted writer and her words cut straight to the heart of it all.
I believe that everyone has the basic need to be seen and be heard. One of the most beautiful things about Rachel is her ability to listen and care. I mean, she really hears you, so much that when you have a conversation with her, the rest of the world fades in the background. Her gift of seeing and hearing comes through so strongly in All I Did Was Listen. It is deeply relatable, speaking about universal experiences in such a sweet and loving way.