Compassion Courage & Friendship (Review)

Having seen the entries accumulate in this challenge, I did not envy the judges who compiled Redbubble’s latest book Compassion Courage & Friendship, but they have risen to the task!

The book is a beautifully compiled mixture of photographs, drawings and writing – which all combined to make you laugh and cry, remember and think.

It covers so many facets of the human condition – joy, love, helplessness, despair and hope and is so perfectly balanced that no one emotion overwhelms you.

Pieces of writing that paint pictures in your mind tell stories of offering hope in despair, resilience in the face of neglect and compassion which rises above apathy and egocentricity.

Pictures telling more than the thousand words they’re always credited with – a touch of a mother’s skin communicating more than our language will allow, eyes that cannot speak of horrors they’ve seen and images of friendships that will endure forever.

I know I will be giving a copy of this book to my best friend for Christmas – but if you want to do that you’ll need to buy two copies, (the word on the street is that it will go on sale this week) because I guarantee this is one you will want to keep for yourself.

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