“As the body gets weaker, the spirit gets stronger,” Linda Kinnamon repeatedly tells her patients. Being a hospice nurse she spends her days caring for and visiting the terminally ill. But in the pre-dawn hours, as her patients near death, they occasionally pay her a visit instead.
Whether it’s perfume drifting through a room or a touch on the shoulder, the strength of spirit displayed at the end of life is as unique as the individual. Alchemy of the Afterlife is a memoir of life AFTER death based on Linda’s childhood as an orphan combined with her adult experiences as a hospice nurse. These encounters reveal both a glimmer of heaven and a flash of hell.
This is a child’s story about surviving abuse and neglect, only to be comforted by a visit from her mother, a visit that took place four years after her mother’s death. It’s a nurse’s story about patients of all beliefs, and their evolution from life to afterlife minus the harps and halos. Most of all, it’s an uplifting and universal story of the golden transformation we will all experience at death, a transformation with the heart of pure love.