This is a book about communication and mutual support. It is also a book about observing mutual support in action… and the growth that can come from that.
At one level, it is about a person, actually a couple – confronting a crisis in life. On the other hand, it is about a whole circle of friends – including caring, concerned people who might not have initially called themselves “friends”, and including friends who live not just close by, but are dispersed across the face of the globe. And it is about this circle of friends all observing this crisis in the life of the couple; observing the efforts to cope with the crisis; in turn, many of them deepening their own ability to understand and cope; and then pitching in to contribute – though their contribution – to the healing process of coping and surviving. Dr. Paul Levy
The couple are Marsha Forest and Jack Pearpoint. The friends are a global network who collaborated with them through this crisis.