Broken Mirror is my first novel. I wrote it out of neccesity. It may or may not be of importance to you - but more than likely...it will. This is a story of lies, betrayal, hearbreak, and judgement. Like so many others, I have experienced all of these things. I lost both of my parents as a teenager. To be mild, the world was not kind to me, especially the world of men. As a result I carried with me shame, abandonment, and an abundance of grief. I carried my heavy baggage way into my thirties. It was the only friend I allowed. I was broken and some in society as well as in the workplace ridiculed, falsly judged me, and took what was left of my fragile self-esteem. It was hard for me to find meaning in the simplicity of everyday living. I was broken.
Then something wonderful happened that literally saved my life. I was given a book to read called, "Man's Search for Meaning", by Viktor Frankl. Viktor was a holocaust survivor in Auschwitz and other concentration camps. In his book he writed that the basic motivation of humans is the will to find meaning. If that is so then surely there is meaning to be found in suffering.. He continues to write that love is the essence of life, the one thing that brings meaning to experience. When I understood those words, I was able to release all of my emotional burdens and live in the "now". My novel reflects such ideas as the characters in it must face their own meaning in suffering.