Daniel Ladinsky, best selling Penguin author of The Gift, and Love Poems from God, has this to say about Circles of Love:
"Jan, your lovely publication Circles of Love brought to mind a line by Michelangelo that I recently translated for a screen play about him I am involved with. That line by Michelangelo goes: ‘Too great a burden is the day without love.’
Indeed, may your lovely little volume help lift our burdens."
The poetry in this book is shaped by Jan's labyrinth experiences, as a way to integrate her life experiences. Jan explains that the labyrinth has always felt like a safe space to bring all of her most deeply held emotions and problems. She says Circles of Love reflects these three stages:
- releasing and offering something to God
- waiting in expectation and receiving a new insight
- changing a small part of her life, and then returning to
the world, sharing the transformation with others.