Lost Canyon

Lost Canyon

by Sean M. Fleming

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Lost Canyon s title has a double meaning, referring both to a favorite place the author visited as a child and to his son, Canyon, who died. The double meaning provides a beautiful metaphor about treasuring the past and trying to go home again, while having to live in the present, and move forward with life. Fleming chronicles his journey through grief, acknowledging that time heals, but also that his son will always be a presence in his life and what we choose to focus on matters. One might say that the art of living well is really the art of letting go with grace. Life is loss. We lose jobs. We lose lovers. Some of us lose children. And some of us even lose ourselves. In the lonely aftermath of loss, it s easy to lose sight of the beauty we are mourning. Like a child who s been crying for so long that he eventually forgets why he s crying, we lose sight of what we re missing. We stay focused only on the void left behind. Like staring at the spaces between the stars, rather than on the stars themselves, we see only darkness and let the lovely lumens twinkle in vain.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014684088
Publisher: BookWise Publishing
Publication date: 06/29/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 249
File size: 334 KB

About the Author

Sean Fleming is an adventure enthusiast with a passion for life. He has traveled the world and enjoys an active life. Fleming has spent nearly 20 years in commercial real estate and land development. In 2007, he sold his interest in Wentworth Development, where he was CEO and a founding principal, to pursue other interests. Fleming was also a top agent and broker with NAI Utah Commercial and CB Richard Ellis. He has served on the advisory committee of the Utah Chapter of Urban Land Institute. When not working, Fleming enjoys family time, travel, fly fishing, boating, snow skiing, snowboarding, and mountain biking. Fleming recently completed The Mongol Rally, a charity event in which he drove from London to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, more than 7,300 miles, in 26 days. An avid volunteer, Fleming devotes time to his church and community. A resident of Salt Lake City, Utah, Fleming is married and has five children.

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Lost Canyon 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Shalyce More than 1 year ago
Thank you very much for sharing your story. Very inspiring. This is a great read about family, love and life in a very honest book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sean was very honest and open concerning a topic that is very hard to discuss. This book will help a lot of people, including those that have not suffered this type of loss. Reading Sean's story will help you understand what others go through, and help you understand what they may be deealing with. John T.
sergeys More than 1 year ago
I felt unusual humbleness of the author from the first conversation in Austin in 2007.  There was extraordinary transparency and depth in his kind smile, close to the smile of saint.  I could not understand what it was until, after refreshing morning run, I had heard the story of the lost son and the idea to share it with the world. After reading this book anyone will gain the necessary power to overcome the most difficult pain in life and find meaning and purpose to continue on.  This story inspires me personally to face my own challenges with the power of smile and total acceptance - suddenly everything will seem easy and trivial.  I think the story, together with the book itself, is a bright example of how every human being should approach tough times in life - by transforming tragedy into the opportunity to spread  goodness in this world, one way or another. I would recommend this book to anyone who seeks to find untapped internal resources to deal with life situations.
vhenry More than 1 year ago
In this raw and emotional account, Sean Fleming paints a vivid picture of the tragic events of his son’s death. He shares a very personal journey of loss and grief, bringing the reader along on a “roller coaster of emotions”. This is a must read for anyone facing any sort of trial, because Fleming’s experiences teach important lessons about “enduring the refiner’s fire.” I am grateful for his insight in learning to forgive and how to be grateful for the little things in life. He has inspired me to evaluate my relationships and work harder to cherish them and make the most of my time with those I love. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am currently 1/2 way through this book and I though I just have to write a review. It is amazing to get a glimpse in to the tragedy that this family endured, and the perspective it has given the. I would imagine that there are lessons in this book for anyone with a family, and comfort for anyone who has lost someone close.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book in a weekend. It grabbed my heart and wouldn't let go. It's truly a gift.  It's not only a book about  loss, but about forgiveness, love and the beauty of hope.  Bless you for being so brave to share something so painful,  at the same time so sacred. I feel honored, grateful...but most importantly changed by reading this book. A beautiful gift of the heart.
sqrlybrly More than 1 year ago
I lost my mother in a tragic car accident when I was 12. Reading this book was so true to the raw emotions and feelings that one experiences during a loss of a loved one. I cannot begin to imagine the heartache it would be to lose a child. This book has brought so many things into perspective for me. It is a book that gives hope to those who have or are experiencing loss in their lives. It's a MUST READ for anyone!
goodnsimple More than 1 year ago
Not a feel good summer read, but a powerful telling of an incredibly private and yet horribly public event. The timber of Mr. Flemings grief and the shining example of his character leap from the pages and pierce the heart. I stayed up all night reading it, because I couldn't stop until they were all "okay". I was a childhood friend of the author, and my children are of a similar age...I remember the old "homestead" and I ache for this beautiful family.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had absolutely no idea what this book would be about when I heard it was written but I bought it and read it the second it became available. Why? Several years ago I had the chance to briefly meet Sean Fleming, the author, and I was very impressed by him. It's not very often that you come across someone who has such a positive attitude and an overall happiness shining through in their countenance like I saw in Sean. I wanted to know more about why he is the way he is, and this book certainly did not disappoint. Sean, Cologne, and their family demonstrate true unselfishness and love for their fellow human beings by being courageous enough to share this very personal experience, and what they learned by going through it. Reading this book has changed my life for the better, and I have the Fleming family to thank for it.