Your Lone Journey was published in 1986.
It was M. B. Goffstein's 25th book, the first she'd ever
illustrated with the words of another author.
The book is stunning; without a doubt, one of the
most eloquent expressions of love I've ever seen.
It was published as an adult book.
It is utterly timeless.
Reading it, the first time, might break
your heart with happiness.
Reading it again (and again), there is sweet
comfort in the brilliant marriage
of words and pictures, grief and joy.
"Brooke Goffstein had long wanted to explorethe theme of true love in a book. When shefirst heard 'Your Lone Journey' sung by JohnHartford on his album Gum Tree Canoe (Flying FishRecords), she recognized it as the exact expressionof what love is, and what real marriage means.She got Rosa Lee and Doc Watson's albumThe Watson Family (both records erroneously call it'Your Long Journey') and played the two recordingsagain and again, until several years later shecould illustrate the stanzas with color."quote: jacket flap ofYour Lone Journey