Starting with Max (MP3 CD)
How a Wise Stray Dog Gave Me Strength and Inspiration
Bolinda Audio, 9781486204991
Publication Date: May 15, 2014
Starting a new life in a new city, in a new country, Ying Ying and her family adopt a stray dog, the much loved Max. As changes in Ying Ying's life bring frustration and sadness as well as surprise and joy, quite unexpectedly she realises that what remains most constant in her life is her dog.
Starting with Max captures the journey of a migrant in midlife crisis struggling to come to terms with her new identity in a foreign land. Ying Ying finds herself driven by her dog to pursue a life of action and meaning, persistence and determination. She must not just survive, but thrive, and it is Max who has become her source of wisdom and strength at this most fragile period of her life.
In her contemplation of her four-legged friend and all that he is, Ying Ying reflects on matters of significance such as love, faith, beauty, ageing, mortality and creation.