Be Wild, Be Free
Be Wild, Be Free is a wonderful book; a beautifully illustrated guide to life, through a mash-up of poetry, fables, comedy and whimsical watercolours. Using the characters of sloth, bear, manatee, blob fish and more, the author (a former NHS doctor) shows that we no longer need to surrender to negative thoughts nor those who drag us down, and instead ponder the beauty all around us, and remind us how to simply love again.
Do you ever hear the beasts scratching at the door? They want to be let out, to be wild & free! They were sleeping too long, and now they’re getting feisty. Don’t be afraid, they’re pretty lovely inside, and never did I see a more lovely beast than you…
So come inside. You might be surprised, to remember how to feel alive! With a heart to feel, a mind to learn & hands to build extraordinary things. Go forth, fiercely, bravely.
Amber is also a forensic psychiatrist, whose work with very ill patients in hospitals, prisons and the community have inspired her to write message of hope. She encourages us to have compassion for those that society rejects, mistreats and ignores and for those suffering mental anguish. We are prompted to ponder the beauty all around, reminding us how to simply love one another, and ourselves, again.