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Seeing in the Dark
     

Seeing in the Dark

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by Kim Sillen
 

Kim Sillen Gledhill was a healthy 24-year-old painting student when she worked for the band R.E.M. Her life changed suddenly on a hot Georgia day while she was running through the woods with their manager’s dogs. From out of nowhere, she heard a voice tell her that she would develop multiple sclerosis.

This was the latest in a series of premonitions

Overview

Kim Sillen Gledhill was a healthy 24-year-old painting student when she worked for the band R.E.M. Her life changed suddenly on a hot Georgia day while she was running through the woods with their manager’s dogs. From out of nowhere, she heard a voice tell her that she would develop multiple sclerosis.

This was the latest in a series of premonitions that started when she was three years old. While the rational side of her brain tried to dismiss these things and distance herself as far as possible from anything that reminded her of feathered dream-catcher wall hangings or the Psychic Friends Network, she knew that this warning was real. So real, in fact, that she did what seemed crazy for a healthy, young painter in the grunge-filled 90s: she bought a health insurance policy. Nine months later, she was diagnosed with MS.

Seeing in the Dark is a story of learning through dreams and premonitions that consciousness is not isolated to the confines of one’s own mind. It makes a case for a nonlinear structure of time that can't be easily dismissed, while presenting a clear connection between body and soul.

This is the story of accepting the unacceptable in a world that defaults to linear thinking; of finding the rational in the irrational; and of embracing a gift while overcoming the seemingly insurmountable obstacles of a chronic illness. It might make you rethink everything.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940032974246
Publisher:
Kim Sillen
Publication date:
12/28/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
5 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Kim Sillen Gledhill is a writer, artist and graphic designer who lives in New York City.

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Seeing in the Dark 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
spiritlodge More than 1 year ago
Very well written, entertaining, and enlightening. I highly recommend it!
lizcandy37 More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down! For the first time in 10 years, I read cover to cover. I laughed and cried and felt the sincerity the author put in every page. It touched my spirit.I thoroughly and absolutely enjoyed reading it!
wendy-in-nj More than 1 year ago
This is a beautifully written memoir! I wrote my own and as an author, I am jealous of her gift and way with words. Kim engaged me with her prose, humility and humor and it’s quite a story! She has been through a lot with her illness, but most books have a “poor me” factor and Kim’s doesn’t at all. She focuses on her fifth eye, and how that parlays to her life. Upon a friend’s recommendation, I read this book in two sittings! (And I have ADD so it’s hard for me to read at length!) I hope she continues to write because she is a true artist and paints her story with an artist eye, making it very colorful and very real for us to experience.
Julie_H More than 1 year ago
I could not stop reading this book. It's mindblowing and just wonderful. I give the author a lot of credit for having the courage to write this book and for sharing her story with the word. I hope other people read this book and tell their friends about it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I stumbled upon this book at the most appropriate time in my life! I think this book chose me instead of viceversa. I finished it in 3 days. Inspiring, raw, and relateable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is about a young lady with MS. She has dreams and premonitions about her life. It dragged in some spots and repeats itself. However, this gal has a strong survival instinct despite her disease. A young artist and teacher, she turns to her own spirituality and kharma to survive.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Spent every moment reading, when I could, and moments when I should have gotten things done instead. Well worth the read and learned a few things along the way. Would read this author again.
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