After losing my father, a feeling of isolation took over me. As I listened to some records inherited from him, the song "I am a Rock" from Simon & Garfunkel stuck with me:
"I am a rock
I am an island
And a rock feels no pain
And an island never cries"
My father – a quiet man who spoke with his eyes – inspired me to see poetry in solitude. A perception that encouraged me to understand grief's process as a profound moment of detachment from loneliness.
So I wrote, "I am an Island." A book for anyone willing to find themselves in navigation through this state of being alone without necessarily being lonely.
Escola de Design da Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais - ED/UEMG