Friday, December 9, 2011

REVIEW OF "WHO MOVED THE SUN?" BY RON MCKENZIE


      I consider myself fortunate to have just read the book "WHO MOVED THE SUN?" by Ron McKenzie, a twinless twin. For one I think this title is spot on when writing about the loss of one's twin. 
      Presented in an interesting way Ron shared the questions he wished to ask his departed twin and things he wanted to discuss with him the 365 days following his death.  He  gives a full understanding of the lives that he and Don had together as identical twins and his experiences since Don's death. It also helps twinless twins to find ways to cope with their loss. I especially like the fact that it makes us realize that while our twins are no longer physically present they are still with us in spirit and we should find comfort by recognizing this. Of equal importance is that it will help twinless twins know that there is nothing strange about the loneliness, questions, thoughts and emotions that they experience after the loss of a twin.  It is indeed a deep realistic look at twin loss.
      The book is filled with many wonderful pictures of Ron and Don at different stages of their lives. Pictures help us to recall the good times we had with our departed loved ones and that is exactly what Ron does in the book.  It not only reveals the strong bond that twins share but the fun they can have together. 
      I am happy to have made contact with several twinless twins including Ron whom I met through the Twinless Twins Facebook group.  Congratulations Ron. You have done an excellent job.  
     I recommend this book to twins, twinless twins, their families, friends and anyone interested in this subject.
    












     

22 comments:

May said...

Sounds very interesting and a must read. Hope you have a great weekend.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Definitely May. A great weekend to you too!

Sandee said...

I'm glad you enjoy this book. I don't know what it's like being a twin, but I know I love my sister very much and would hate to lose her. I can't imagine, but I'm guessing I would reach out to deal with the pain and loss as you do. Excellent.

Have a terrific day and weekend. :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Sandee,
Thank you very much for your comments. I note that you have a sister. It is a difficult situation losing one's twin but writing is a good grief management tool. Take care and have a good weekend.
Judy

seriousnuts said...

Hello Judy. Thanks for the post. The book sounds interesting. I hope I could find that in my local bookstore. I think Ron Mckenzie is doing a great job for writing this book. It would really help many people especially those who are in grief.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi seriousnuts,
I am really happy that I got to read this book. It is definitely enlightening. Take care and have a good weekend.
Judy

Lisa said...

I am so glad that you found a book that not only can give you some comfort, but support, as well.

Many blessings,
Lisa

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

Judy- what a thorough and great review. I hope you have a great weekend!!

EcoCrazyMom said...

Stopping by for It's A Woinderful Life Weekend Blog Hop & following you via Google+! I would love for you to hop by my blog http://www.EcoCrazyMom.com and follow back on Google+ if you will :) https://plus.google.com/118140105542725335846. You are also welcome to add your link to my Family Friendly Blog Directory here: http://ecocrazymom.com/add-your-link/.

I really enjoyed reading this post, you are an amazing writer! Your grandma sound like an amazing woman.

Merry Christmas,
Terri Babin
@EcoCrazyMom

Anji said...

You've written an excellent review of the book. It sounds like an interesting read for everyone.

It must be such a help to be in contact with other twinless twins.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Anji! Being in touch with other twinless twins has certainly helped me to understand my situation. Take care and have a good weekend.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Terri! I will be sure to follow you back and thanks also for the information about your directory. Enjoy your weekend.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Melissa. I also wish you and your family a good weekend.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Lisa,
I am really glad my friend Cecile bought this book for me in the U.S.A. Take care and enjoy your weekend.
Judy

My Beautiful World said...

I have just found your lovely blog through the blog hop this weekend wonderful to join in. I'm now following you hope you visit me and follow back so nice to find new friends to catch up with. Have a great day.

Always Wendy

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Wendy! I will definitely follow back.

lorialcorn2006 said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting on my book review -I just read your review and I can think of 2 people who would benefit from reading this book. really great review- thanks and have a great weekend

Maria said...

Judy, this sounds like the. Perfect book for you! I'm so glad you got the chance to read it. It's always so comforting to read and hear stories that you can relate to. And know you're never alone.
I couldn't agree more - that photographs help us all remember those precious memories we've shared with the ones we love.

I hope you're having a nice weekend!! Have been thinking about you!
Happy Saturday, Judy!
Xoxoxo
Lots of love!
Maria

Krystyl said...

So sorry to hear about your incredible loss - good for you for starting a blog on it, I'm sure it's greatly therapeutic!
i found you VIA hop-along-friday
check me out at http://krystylco.blogspot.com/ if you get a chance, I'd LOVE another follower <3

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Krystyl,
Thanks for your comments. I appreciate it. I will definitely follow back.
Judy

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much lorialcorn2006. I really hope the 2 persons will get a chance to read the book. Take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Maria,
It is always so nice to hear from you. We truly benefit when we read what others have to say who face a similar situation. This book and other literature on twin loss have helped me in the healing process. Take care and do enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Judy

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