What The Heart Cannot Live Without

I cannot remember how The Heart’s Journey Home fell into my hands but like most things in life, it came at the right moment.

I was in the process of writing The Longest Nine Months and it was in reading Natalie Ducey’s poem Borrowed Angel that I came across these lines:

The mind fears the certainty

Of what the heart cannot live without

The words reminded me of my protagonist, Campbell Jones, and the difficult decision facing her.  I was so inspired by these words that I included the quote at the opening of The Longest Nine Months.



The Heart’s Journey Home is poetry for the soul. ♥

The Heart’s Journey Home is a collection of 23 poems that capture the essence of the fragility and the resiliency of our hearts – the brilliant beauty of life’s journey. We all love/loved deeply and most likely have been on both sides of goodbye. We know the immobilizing force of grief; we experienced hardships that have brought tears, revelations, and self-discoveries of strength unknown. These trials could easily dishearten us, but instead we choose to be more loving, compassionate, and kind. That is worth celebrating. The Heart’s Journey Home is a celebration of our heart’s journey through life’s majestic beauty. ( In BookLife)








22 thoughts on “What The Heart Cannot Live Without

  1. That quote really makes one think, Carol! I can see how they would have inspired you. Isn’t it great when something comes your way like that, just when you need it?

    Liked by 1 person

      • Here’s something strange. This appeared along with your “like” message on WordPress; (They thought What The Heart Cannot Live Without was pretty awesome.)
        And then this:

        Great posts worth seeing from dgkaye:

        Banting “Vetkoek”
        Es’s Vegan Aquafaba (Chickpea Liquid) Mayo/Sauce

        And when I clicked on the posts I was brought to The Recipe Hunter’s blog and not your blog.

        Do you know anything about this?

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Carol, moving, wise words from Natalie and wonderful that you came across them whilst writing your latest book. I always take note of your recommendations and reading how this book touched you had me heading over to Natalie’s site – I’ve now got hers and your book next up on my Kindle to read! Looking forward to them very much. ❤️😀

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Thank you Carol for sharing this powerful quote and for introducing me to Natalie Ducey’s work. That is an amazing quote and your story sounds compelling. Heading over to Amazon now to purchase my copy. Congratulations on what I know will be a great read.

    Liked by 1 person

I'd love to hear your comments

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s