The Invisible String – St Columba’s Hospice Palliative Care, Edinburgh

Our thanks to the book author, Patrice Karst, and Little, Brown Books for Young Readers for their kind permission and support.

It is a simple story that reminds children and adults they are never truly alone. As the mother in this story explains:

“People who love each other are always connected by a very special string made of love. Even though you can’t see it with your eyes, you can feel it deep in your heart and now that you are always connected to the ones you love”.

Specifically written to calm a child’s fear of being apart from the ones they love. This story delivers a compelling message in today’s uncertain times. Grown-ups and children everywhere who are looking for reassurance and reaffirmation of the transcendent power of love to bind, connect and comfort will discover how easily they can “tug” on each other’s heart with the invisible string.

During the coronavirus pandemic, lots of us have been apart from family, friends and other people that we are connected too. Maybe you could make or decorate some hearts made of paper to remind you of who you’re own Invisible Strings are connected too, or write a message on one to send to someone you are missing.

Where does your string go?