Ring the bells that still can ring; forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack, a crack in everything -- that's how the light gets in.
-- Leonard CohenTherapeutic Storytelling: 101 Healing Stories for Children, which is just as wonderful as her first. To find out about upcoming Therapeutic Storytelling Workshops, you can have a look here.
This is all a very "work-a-day" explanation of why I appreciate Susan's work, however, what I love best about her writing is the way she brings into it the "mystery and magic of metaphor." Truly, when Susan speaks of "the healing light of stories," she captures the soul of the work. I love the following quote which she shares in her first book:
It is easy to forget how mysterious and mighty stories are. They do their work in silence, invisibly. They work with all the internal materials of the mind and self. They become part of you while changing you.
-- Ben Okri
Thank you, Susan, for writing a most charming introduction to my book!