“It is often said that the body is the house in which the true self dwells. Trish Harris’ ‘house’ has arthritis written all over it, but her true self has expanded beyond its walls to embrace the universe. Her beautifully written memoir will bring hope to those living with disability, and encouragement to everyone”
– Joy Cowley.
You know, in the five years of secondary school that I was in her class, I cannot recall Trish once complaining about her situation. Rather, I recall a stoic young woman, who through circumstance, often held the position of observer. Trish could be counted on for a well reasoned view, delivered always with kindness, compassion, and a wry nod to any ambient irony. The Walking Stick Tree is the best book I’ve read this year! Trish, I’d love to see what observations you might show us if you were to pick up a camera!
Published in 2016 by Escalator Press, Whitireia New Zealand.