I love hearing stories like this one. Renee Price, a keen listener of our podcast show, flew interstate last week to visit a relative in a hospice. She took my book, Dream Alchemy, with her, and was moved to email me her experience. (I asked Renee for permission to share her story here, and she was delighted. See Renee’s website.)
“When I was traveling, I never had people comment on a book I was carrying, but people were constantly noticing your Dream Alchemy book at the airports, actually leaning close and pointing at your book!
It was weird! I mean really weird, it was like your book was lit up or something. Even in the hospice, a man startled me by leaning over my shoulder and putting his finger on the book and whispering in my ear that it must be interesting. Talk about being in my personal space! Workers wanted to know what it was about and, of course, tell me their dreams. It was great fun seeing the expressions on their faces when they ‘got it’.
One man who was tagging my luggage said he couldn’t understand why he was dreaming of people he knew 50 years ago over and over. We had a quick chat and he said, ‘Yes! That is exactly it! How did you do that? I feel so much better!’
His co worker leaned over your book and said, ‘If you learned that from that author, I have to write the title down and get her book!'”
Thanks Renee, for sharing your story!