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by Ginny Jordan

  • ISBN: 1590563166
  • Author: Ginny Jordan
  • ePub ver: 1726 kb
  • Fb2 ver: 1726 kb
  • Rating: 4.5 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 160
  • Publisher: Lantern Books (April 1, 2012)
  • Formats: rtf docx lit docx
  • Category: Memoris
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How much can we lose and still remain whole?In the course of her life, Ginny Jordan has been diagnosed with breast cancer, undergone surgeries and chemotherapy

How much can we lose and still remain whole?In the course of her life, Ginny Jordan has been diagnosed with breast cancer, undergone surgeries and chemotherapy,. My body starts heaving. Exhaustion encases everything I do, even washing the kids cereal bowls. It feels as though layers of thick gauze have wrapped themselves around the faces of my three children. A hardened grayness taking over the spaces between everything. Sealing the tissue between my ribs. Filling in the distance between the kitchen window and the soccer ball in the backyard.

One doctor thinks I am still caught in the fist of the mononucleosis I contracted in college; another tells me that giving birth to three children is enough to swell anyone's glands and break open these rivers of mucous. Exhaustion encases everything I do, even washing the kids' cereal bowls. One doctor thinks I am still caught in the fist of the mononucleosis I contracted in college; another tells me that giving birth to three children is enough to swell anyone's glands and break open these rivers of mucous. Infection after infection keeps me from my kids' tennis matches and class trips to Canyonlands in Utah. The fatigue gathers in my chest, leaving my arms heavy and my fingers numb. Daily headaches send me back to bed after breakfast.

Written by Ginny Jordan, Audiobook narrated by Ginny Jordan. Clear Cut. One Woman's Journey of Life in the Body. Narrated by: Ginny Jordan. Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins.

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2 books of Ginny Jordan. How much can we lose and still remain whole? In the course of her life, Ginny Jordan has lost both breasts and her ovaries to cancer, undergone chemotherapy, experienced debilitating vertigo, and other conditionsat the same time as she has been a daughter, wife, mother of three, and member of a large, active family. In prose that is startling and evocative, witty and generous, Clear Cut explores biographically, symbolically, and culturally the meanings of nine different parts of the body, of how much we can lose and still remain whole and know who we are.

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My body starts heaving. Exhaustion encases everything I do, even washing the kids’ cereal bowls. It feels as though layers of thick gauze have wrapped themselves around the faces of my three children. A hardened grayness taking over the spaces between everything. Sealing the tissue between my ribs. Filling in the distance between the kitchen window and the soccer ball in the backyard.

One doctor thinks I am still caught in the fist of the mononucleosis I contracted in college; another tells me that giving birth to three children is enough to swell anyone’s glands and break open these rivers of mucous. Infection after infection keeps me from my kids’ tennis matches and class trips to Canyonlands in Utah. The fatigue gathers in my chest, leaving my arms heavy and my fingers numb. Daily headaches send me back to bed after breakfast.

The words “chronic illness” move into my house, wandering the rooms, trying to steal parts of my body. My thin, bare feet slide down the hall to wake up the children for school. I have no idea what is happening.

Comments (7)

Dandr
Ms. Jordan has offered us an exquisitely written memoir that takes us through the artistry and uniqnueness of its writing, well beyond the genre itself. She takes the reader on a journey through her experiences of illness, loss adventure and triumph in a way that is deeply personal and at the same time infinitely universal. This is not a "this happened and then this happened" story. It is deeply evocative prose that has the quality of fine poetry. It draws on the author's evident depth of heart and spirit as through the challenges she continues and develops her art and her service in the world. This book is a journey that took me to the depths of both my own loss and my own hope - for myself, my loved ones and for the world. It is a journey of courage - but in no way self serving, aggrandizing, or romanticizing. I felt compassion of myself and for all of us.Its hard to express - but to find such challenges described so unflinchingly and without a speck of self pity was mesmerizing. Ms Jordan holds nothing back and through this invites the reader to transform hardship to art and challenge to inspiration. This book is for anyone who lives fine and honest writing and for those facing physical challenges it will become a beloved friend who reminds be about courage and love.
6snake6
Clear Cut was one of the most deeply moving books I've read in a long time. Ms. Jordan writes of dealing with multiple bouts of cancer as well as other major health issues in a way that is deeply honest, candid and incredibly dignified. Any one of the battles she faced would be enough for any one lifetime and yet, for Ms. Jordan, the challenges kept coming. I have not been so saddened and at the same time so uplifted in the way I was reading this book. Ms. Jordan takes us into her intimate confidence as she recounts how she and her family faced the many struggles she had with her health. It can be hard reading about what she faced yet it is the way she and her family took on the challenges that makes the book so incredibly positive.

In addition to its extremely powerful subject matter, Clear Cut just happens to be a beautifully written book. A poet as well as a writer, Ms. Jordan intersperses her narrative with poetry in a way that deepens our understanding of her painful journey. She also draws upon her dreams as another way of letting us into her process. What emerges is a story of great gains achieved through a series of losses. Far from retreating into self-pity, Ms. Jordan has devoted her life to helping others on a global scale by addressing, among other issues, the plague of HIV facing African women. In the midst of her personal challenges, she founded a program, Beadforlife, that enables African women stricken with HIV to start their own businesses and provide for their families and communities.

Anyone reading Clear Cut will find themselves taking stock of what they have in their life with renewed clarity. Temptations abound to feel sorry for oneself and overwhelmed by the events in today's world. Ms. Jordan gives us an invitation to see challenges differently and to focus on what it is in our lives that has the most heart and meaning.
Kamick
Ginny Jordan has written about physical adversity from the soul of a poet without an ounce of self pity. She explores her own life with the people she loves and faces the harshest genetic inheritance with uncommon bravery. Though her struggle with cancer is hers alone, she writes with such originality about life forces that you may well discover new perspectives in yourself. I did, and I am grateful.
Hra
Ms. Jordan has crafted a deeply honest piece of writing. I stayed up late for two nights reading "Clear Cut" and found it impossible not to be moved by her beautiful words and her extraordinary resilience in defying the burdens of illness. I applaud her challenge to endure, her courage to grow and learn, and most especially her generosity to share her journey with others. For starters, I loved the the title and all the ways it can be interpreted. I loved the chapters divided into body parts and the exquisite graphite drawings that accompany each one. I loved, too, the many interesting asides wrapped within each chapter. The author really thought about how best to organize her book from its intriguing prologue to its lovely epilogue to all the chapters in between. The full impact is compelling, powerful, and very touching. When a person writes what he/she knows with great skill and care, the story will shine. Ms. Jordan has done exactly that!
Kakashkaliandiia
Ginny, it was nice to connect with you again through your beautiful prose. Your openness to share your ongoing journey is a gift I treasured. All the best to you, and blessings on that long, long life. P.S. My last name used to be Green❤️
Siratius
in stunningly lyrical prose, Ginny Jordan confronts her readers with the underlying question of what it is to be 'whole' in the face of ongoing loss.
this is a hard book, it requires something of the reader at every turn, but the sheer beauty of the writing helps the reader to stay present,
reap the rewards of this journey that is both achingly personal and utterly transpersonal.
Wenes
The book had huge 4x2 ugly labels on the cover and inside on the first page that are not removable without deteriorating the book. It is otherwise in very good and like new condition, which is what I thought I purchased.. It was fulfilled by Amazon. For the price I can probably do better at other local sources and see what I am getting.
Ms Jordan has endured more assaults on her body than anyone should have to with grace and honesty. It is a story of survival. Anyone with cancer, chronic illness or friends and family with same will learn from her beautifully written memoir.

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