Love of Finished Years

Love of Finished Years

by Diane De Pisa
Love of Finished Years

Love of Finished Years

by Diane De Pisa

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Overview

Love of Finished Years speaks from the heart of grief and relief and, uniquely, it -addresses the deceased person directly. -probes universal issues in the context of a cross-cultural marriage. -combines journal entries with poetry. -encompasses the agony of loss and intimations of afterlife. The posthumous love story unfolds in six chapters. The first three explore the bewilderment of loss: ""Vertigo,"" ""Where Are You?"" and ""Balancing Acts."" The last three confide spiritual and paranormal experiences: ""Signs,"" ""Dreams,"" and ""Ceremonies."" These true confessions to the lost beloved speak to all who struggle with relationships, bereavement, and faith in higher powers.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781666730357
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 10/21/2021
Pages: 134
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.29(d)

About the Author

Diane De Pisa married her husband, Elio, a native of Rome, in 1960. After Elio died in 2002, Diane addressed over three hundred poems and countless journal messages to him, some alluding to apparent signs and dream visits from him. Here she shares these communications, trusting that her experiences with grief and hints of an afterlife may prove insightful and inspiring to others.

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

Love of Finished Years is a beautifully written narrative and series of poems of a journey of grief for a beloved husband. From page 1, we are led through a profound encounter with mystery and meaning. Here we learn of coincidences, dreams, and signs that speak to the intricacies, contradictions, and beauty of a long marriage and a relationship after death. Love of Finished Years offers a beacon of hope for the journey of grief.”

—Sharon Rose Waller, Clinical Chaplain and Bereavement Counselor



“This beautifully written book is the story of Diane’s transformational life journey due to the death of her beloved husband: from one of denial, grasping, and pain to acceptance and equanimity. This book of prose and poetry will be of great value and solace to those who have suffered such loss or are anticipating it. De Pisa’s vivid description of the journey’s stages and trials is a needed guide based on personal experience for what one will face upon such a loss.”

—Alexander Pappas, author of Heaven and Nirvana: Duality and Nonduality in the World Religions



“There is something special about a love bond that transcends time, a bond that brings joy but cannot escape grief, a bond that ends in time but time can never end, a bond that is primarily expressed in poetry. Diane De Pisa’s book Love of Finished Years gives expression to just such a relationship. It is an honor for me to endorse her book.”

—Ron Sebring, Diane’s former pastor

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