About the Book
“It is better to spend one day contemplating the birth and death of all things than a hundred years never contemplating beginnings and endings.”
- Siddhārtha Gautama, the founder of Buddhism
This collection of images contemplates two days, one spent with aging parents, the other with my two daughters. It meditates on the exquisite agony of beginnings and endings that are the soul of family connections.
John Soderlund is a psychologist, writer and artist who works in a range of media, research and publishing activities. He has a strong interest in the ways in which we seek meaning in what he sees as an increasingly socially and politically unsustainable world. Over the past 20 years, his work has been published by Reuters, The Independent Group of Newspapers and The Natal Witness, among others. He produces, exhibits and sells work in multiple media. John is the founder of New Therapist, a media organisation that publishes New Therapist Magazine (http://www.newtherapist.com) and provides digital and media-rich behavioural health services to corporate and individual clients.