Blanketed in the powerful and highly appropriate thematic metaphor of a merciless coronavirus pandemic, Chapters of Your Life is a cleverly crafted story that jolts us into facing our lived experiences squarely and answering the call of a "pilgrimage through self' by daring to remove the blanket that imprisons us in our unfreedom.
The author's character and place names are skillfully derived from the pandemic lexicon - conceding, as it were, temporary refuge in our midst to this unwelcome transplant. She invites her readers through Protie, the main protagonist, to use this period of virus visitation to confront and explore uncomfortable existential questions such as Do we want to be well? What is our reality?
Protie leads the way, and helps us grapple with the seemingly contradictory complexities of pandemic devastation intertwined with discovery of self and the prospect of a new life of "more beautiful blooms. . born from stronger rootedness …"
Some of the author's own beautiful blooms adorn the pages of her story.