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A Different Kind of Garden Paperback – Large Print, August 10, 2014
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About the Author
After having traveled widely, and having lived in various continents of the world, including North America, Europe and Asia, Dr. Ansul Noor has learned to appreciate and passionately love the surrounding abounding splendor and diversity of this 'blue gem', our planet, the peoples, creatures both visible and invisible, and the cosmos. Her passion for poetry started when she was a child. Guided by ancestral spirits and her deep love for Nature and the invisible world, she continues to explore the meaning of life through poetry, writing, painting, music and storytelling. She is a natural storyteller, loved creating fables and stories for her young cousins for their amusement. As a gifted psychic, she believes the voice of intuition is often the wisest, and some of her personal experiences are recorded in her works, which have gained respect and admiration from peers, family and friends, over the years. A great admirer of wildlife and Nature and an avid photographer, the fascination for Mother Nature is evident in all her works. She hopes to continue to spread the word of peace through her poetry and books, and invoke magical feelings in the readers through her imagery. The illustrations, photography and imagery within the book will evoke magical feelings of calmness, inspiration and love. This book will make a charming gift for your loved ones, or a gift to your 'self'.
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Ms. Noor’s ability to turn a memorable phrase continually amazes. In “The City,” she introduces her readers to the mysterious “Wandering Fakir,” an ancient inhabitant of The City. The Wandering Fakir offers prayers for The City, because it has become Soulless. It can no longer see “a flock of migrating geese” through the “smog of heartlessness.” In The City, “there are a million hearts, but none to spare.”
In this fashion, “A Different Kind of Garden” weds mystical and metaphorical views of life, spirit, and Mother Nature. Every page contains golden nuggets of pure insight. I recommend this unique volume wholeheartedly.
The tiny characters that dwell within “A Different Kind of Garden” reveal their vulnerabilities and strengths, as they pursue their separate journeys. Mouse harbors dissatisfaction with his boring country life and yearns for a “crown of glory to rule the world.” He imagines the excitement of big city life, where he might “find exotic cheese, perhaps even make a home in a cheese factory!” In this story, Mouse reveals the discontent that rages in the hearts of Nature’s children when they yearn for vainglory and trivial pleasures.
In “The Wood Gnome and the Lost Ant,” the Gnome speaks to Ant in “the language of compassion, a rarity in the world today.” But it is a language that can be acquired by “anyone who has the will to help another…the definition of a true healer.” In this time of crisis for the very future of the world, Ansul Noor’s perspective offers warning and counsel, and a peek into the mystical, unseen forces behind the curtain.
Between each of these charming fables, Ms. Noor includes a poem, or stunning work of original art or photography. “A Different Kind of Garden” induced me to consider more carefully the intricacies of life’s connections, the importance of “Nature,” and how much we humans take for granted, often to our detriment. The world needs Ansul Noor’s vision. I highly recommend this book.