Ruby Ruse is a book about a young woman, Sasha, who dies from an accidental heroin overdose. The book is written by her Mother Freya.
We are granted an insight, through Sashas journal entries and Freyas reflections, on Sashas vibrant, artistic, nomadic, and reflective nature, as she travels the world, recording her observations and emotions through words and songwriting.
Deeply moving, the book highlighted for me the unpredictability of life, and how the job of a mother, the conflict between wanting your child to be safe, but to allow them the freedom to find themselves and explore the world, is an incredibly difficult one.
The writing of the book, Freya reflects, has been a healingprocess, helping her to feel connected with her daughter and continue their relationship through the written word.
Freya writes, as did Sasha, so beautifully and poignantly, that it would be impossible not to be moved by this account of their experiences.
Thank you for sharing it with us.