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    • Religion and spirituality,
    • Art and creativity,
    • Pain and suffering,
    • Forgiveness,
    • Nature,
    • Love and relationships

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Leaning Upwards
by Ruth Helen Pallek

“I’m like a black pearl. Dark words, dark days, dark woes hum in my agitated mind.” We each struggle with the good and the bad; those uncertain days that pull us from here to there. But if we look up, lean up, we can tackle any issue for He will lift us with His might. Leaning Upwards is a poetry and prose journey forty years in the making. Reflections from a life built on faith, the writings express thoughts about death, depression, joy and personal experience. Poetry and journal entries let the author speak to her own inner heart, meditate on complex issues, use healing words to shake off the poison brine of salty tears and dream new hope. “I’m like a white pearl, glowing bright with ocean’s life in me. Good thoughts wave on like dancing grass.”

A visual artist, potter, sculptor, silversmith and musician, Ruth Pallek began writing when, in frustration, she had no one to turn to and the empty page became her friend. She encourages readers to find redemptive stories in their own challenging experiences. Now a full-time artist and teacher, Ruth enjoys leading students to discover their personal path of artistic expression. She lives with her husband in a small farming community in Ontario, surrounded by orchards. This is her first collection of poetry and prose.


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