Susie KaufmanSusie Kaufman is a retired hospice chaplain and spiritual director. Her writing has appeared in the journal Presence as well as in Lilith and America magazines and the anthology Writing Fire (2017). Kaufman’s blog seventysomething (susiekaufman.blogspot.com) appeared biweekly from 2015–2017. She can be contacted at [email protected].
"For those of us just past 20, I mean 30, err 40, well 50, okay 60, and ahem, beyond, they say this is a time of reflection of all the years that have made up our lives.
Susie Kaufman, whom I have had the pleasure of knowing since way back when, has taken on the task with an eye and a heart that seems to open wider each time she sits down to write about whatever subject comes up, be it memory or moment, in expansion or distillation, her childhood, childhood itself, in humility and in awe.
The name of her book is Twilight Time: Aging in Amazement, and the exquisitely titled essays in it are really two-page gems, narratives crystallized into bite-sized recognitions of, as she puts it, "days that are nothing more than the lifespan of a firefly writ large. . . but while I'm here I am awed by what I have seen and what I continue to see."
As retired hospice chaplain, as daughter, sister, mother, wife, grandma, as bearing witness to her own childhood days on Manhattan's Upper West Side to visiting her grandchildren way out in Minnesota, she brings her awe right along with her."
- Matt Tannenbaum - The Bookstore in Lenox