A Rose Has Cried but Has Not Died: How I Survived by Norma Okun
In A Rose Has Cried but Has Not Died, Norma Okun offers a harrowing, raw memoir of extreme childhood sexual abuse and child trafficking at the hands of cultists who destroyed her childhood—and continued to follow and destroy her adult life, including ensuring her parental rights were terminated and her husband’s medical career was ruined.
Amazingly, Norma perseveres in living to tell her truth, a quality she attributes to the wonder of meeting poet Eli Sigel, who introduced her to the philosophy of Aesthetic Realism.
In Norma’s own words, trying to recall suppressed memories of child abuse: is like entering a new city at night and waiting until dawn to see what it looks like. The light of the sun has left, and the moon appears, and the trees turn black. Until dawn comes and things begin to appear.
Fortunately, she has persevered in a life-changing memoir no one will ever forget, as she tries to rebuild her life and stay grounded in love, God, and clarity. And the workings of Aesthetic Realism.