Being in this book is truly a dream come true for me, because I have always wanted to be published. I found it difficult, however, to fully step into the joy of this happy event. For me, time has come to mean losing the people I love. Both of my foster parents passed away this year, and they would have been the first ones I called with this good news. It’s just not the same without them.
I wanted to create something that would nurture me through this difficult time…something that would allow me to share my good news with my foster parents now and in the future. I created a little box, and decided to call it the “chatterbox,” since my foster parents loved to talk. Whenever I have something to share with them, I will write it down and put it in the box, and then I will write what I think their response would be. Tonight was my first attempt, and it really helped me with my grieving process. Here’s what I wrote:
Hey Little Honey and Twister~
Guess what! I’m finally published in a real book and it comes out today! It’s a book by Marney Makridakis. Remember, I told you about her? She's the gal from artellaland.com who teaches all those great creative classes. Well the book is called Creating Time: Using Creativity to Reinvent the Clock and Reclaim your Life. I’m on pages 227-230 in the “Create Your Own Artsignments” chapter. My artsignment is on how to build your own time machine which will allow you to travel anywhere in your imagination. (Raising the bar on the probability that you will travel there in reality.) When I created it I was just having fun, and had no idea that it would end up in the book. What an unexpected delight! I just finished reading my advanced copy from the publisher, and I was blown away by how good it was! I feel so blessed to be a part of this amazing book, which shows us new ways to look at time, play with time and make it our own. In these days of acceleration in all areas of life, this book couldn’t be more “timely!”
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