TRAVEL LIVES

This debut memoir is divided into chapters based on a separate section of the author’s story. Each “lifetime” provides a brief summary of events, followed by a “lifelong perspective” in which Davis highlights specific lessons learned during that time. The first part of his life tells of his adolescence before his father died in 1970. And it tells how this era was “defined by conditional love,” especially in a relationship with a father. His second life includes his first marriage, which lasted 23 years. In his third life, he married his second wife, Kathy, and learned the meaning of unconditional love until Kathy died suddenly of cancer. What he calls “Life Expectancy 3.5,” Davis saddened Kathy and found closure in a meditation workshop he attended at the Monroe Institute in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia in 2017. following his own path in the afterlife. In his fourth and present life, he began to love himself. The standardized format for book summaries and comments allows some text to be repeated. For example, in his second life, Davis mentions the “higher self” and the “spiritual journeys” that led him to the “higher consciousness”; then, commenting, he unnecessarily reiterates that this “led me to a critical turn in the journey of my consciousness as I took a great step toward personal and spiritual growth”. But there are other features in the book that are great for changing the reading experience, including additional writings such as poems, love letters he wrote to Kathy and she to him, and drawings or photos at the end of each chapter. the content seems more relevant and tangible. One very effective example is when Davis talks about the 10th wedding anniversary he and Kathryn commissioned.

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