She also experienced writer’s block: she couldn’t find the words to honor Kenya through her own music and lyrics. Becca came across an unopened book on her own library shelf – the poetry collection No One Can Stem the Tide that her father gave her for Christmas of 2007. She opened the book and immediately found the two poems “Winter” and “February Thaw” side by side and incorporated phrases from those two poems to complete her eulogy song for Kenya titled “Tillery”.
Becca also found solace in the ocean where she would vacation in Hilton Head, South Carolina. When she read Jane’s poems about her experiences with the ocean she felt another connection with Jane.
The Heart’s Necessities: Life In Poetry is a 182-page masterpiece of a communion between two artists, both women, both in love with poetry and the belief in its eternal power. Jane communicates with Becca through her poetry and Becca responds by writing artistic pieces to Jane’s poetry, thus the living language between two women, across two realms of reality, and two time frames, continues – forming its own art form – that will continue
to live on as each page is read.
Communications between Jane and Becca continue about the similarities and differences of their relationships with their husbands: Jane’s Bob (Right Top) and Becca’s Nate (Right Bottom), one of the similarities being that both do not believe in hasty love.
--Becca, The Heart’s Necessities: Life In Poetry