A fascinating insight into the understanding of passion and love over the major epochs of life! Jim Reardon expresses an insight into the ever changing visions of passion over a lifetime. From youthful ‘angst’ to weary acceptance of a love lost, he expresses poetically the human need for connection and intimacy. A Slice of life...A Bit of love...An age of passion presents a lifelong, evolving notion of the romantic, often bitter, age of passion. “It’s better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all”, is expressed and explored poetically to a depth that is expressive and real. Poetry at it’s best; expressing in words the emotions that dominate our lives. Read it and enjoy!
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Jim Reardon is an author with over 50 years experience observing, connecting, and treating people—as a psychiatrist! His insight into human nature is wide and varied. It also includes observing this own emotional reactions to life, love and disappointment. His interest in recording these emotions is reflected in his writings, both poetical and autobiographical. His book of poetry allows him to present a documented description of his love experiences due to saving these poems written over the past 50 years,. Through these written poems he can vividly recall and review his descriptions of youthful passion, as well as his varied experiences that changed his attitudes towards women. Truly the theme of “better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all.” applies to his poetical descriptions of his relationships with women. His initial naive understanding of passion is replaced by a gradual understanding of the differences men and woman deal with in sharing a connection of love and passion. His last loss of love provides a profound description of his understanding of the positive, as well as the negative affect of the breakup of a relationship. Fortunately he has gone along and used this knowledge to establish his current relationship and marriage to a lovely kiwi lady in New Zealand.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publis, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111535583207