Crying can be refreshing. It’s healthy to release anger appropriately. And laughing at yourself is a definite mood booster. Petrichor/ Sediments: A Few Remaining Dark Thoughts by Amy Jean is a therapeutic spiral-bound flipbook with two books of poetry. When read from one side, the reader will find poems accompanied by black stick-figure illustrations, and when read from the other side, poems and colorful cartoon-like illustrations. Sediments, A Few Remaining Dark Thoughts depicts the remaining somber, painful thoughts that one would prefer to be blotted out. Petrichor portrays the idyllic manifestations that occur when one’s dreams become a reality.
Like a tragic comedy, the book is an artful transformation of those disappointing memories and abstract nightmares you wish never happened, so you make them laughable, then flip to the other side to be refreshed.