The moon in the water: reflections on an aging parent

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Named a Best Book of 2008 by Library Journal

In a series of moving vignettes, the author begins by describing a particular representation of Water-Moon Kuan Yin, a Buddhist teacher and goddess associated with compassion, who often sits on a precarious overhang or floats on a flimsy petal. Then Kuan Yin steps out of the frame to join the author in the mundane challenges of caring for her father-transferring his health insurance, struggling with a wheelchair van, managing adult diapers, or playing in the fictions of dementia. From perplexed to poignant to funny, the vignettes record the working-class English of a fading but still wise dad, and they find other human versions of Kuan Yin in a doctor who will still make house calls or kind strangers in the street.

The book includes ten illustrations: both classical representations of Kuan Yin and also the author's own drawings, which adapt Kuan Yin in an act of practical spirituality, reading art through life and life through art. Each vignette invites the harried caregiver to take a deep breath and meditate on the trials and joys of caring for an aging parent.

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subject_facetAdult Children
Adult children of aging parents
Adult children of aging parents -- Anecdotes
Aged
Aging
Aging parents -- Care
Aging parents -- Care -- Anecdotes
Anecdotes
Art
Avalokiteśvara (Buddhist deity)
Avalokiteśvara (Buddhist deity) -- Art -- Miscellanea
Avalokiteśvara -- (Buddhist deity) -- Art -- Miscellanea
Caregivers
Caregivers -- Anecdotes
Electronic books
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Eldercare
Parent and adult child
Parent and adult child -- Anecdotes
Parent-Child Relations
Trivia and miscellanea
title_displayThe moon in the water : reflections on an aging parent
title_fullThe moon in the water : reflections on an aging parent / Kathy J. Phillips
title_shortThe moon in the water
title_subreflections on an aging parent
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Adult children of aging parents
Aged
Aging
Aging parents
Avalokiteśvara (Buddhist deity)
Avalokiteśvara
Care
Caregivers
Eldercare
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
Parent and adult child
Parent-Child Relations