Funny, how one word will trigger a song and a symphony to perform in my head. Does that happen to you?! I am thinking of David Bowie's song-Changes.
I recently crossed off a wish on my bucket list. It was a big one for me. One that in reality may never have happened, but it did and I had to pinch myself. Honestly, it doesn't feel real-just yet. My daughter will be home from college in a few days and when we go to the bookstore and I see it-then it will be real! I will likely squeal and laugh and snap a pic. I am official a Cover Girl! Okay, not in the traditional sense. See:
My daughter laughed, "Mom, she is wearing colors you wear, a lot. " It was kinda uncanny. I do wish my hair was that long-again. Yes, I made Poetic Amulets using a mesh tea ball strainer.
Thank you-to editor Devon Warren and the Stampington &Company staff. Devon had a bit of fun with me. She emailed me, "Let me know if there is anything you want." I thought, well yes, I would love the cover-pick me, pick me! Of course-I never said those words to anyone, until now.
So, dreams can come true! So, whatever you hope to accomplish-write it down. Those penned words wake your subconscious-and sometimes the universe listens~ You won't know until you try! Whatever your dream may be-go for it! I have had so, many people try to talk me out of being creative, but I didn't listen...so don't you! Do it anyway....do it for your heart, for your soul-because we have to honor who we are-no matter what~
So, I am taking a break from being a regular poet. I will still write poetry, but I am passing my Imaginary Garden lily pad onto someone who writes poetry daily. I will miss being part of this exceptional group of poetic Toads, but with a leap of faith I want to put my energy elsewhere.
I have other artistic endeavors, hopes and dreams-so I need time to process what it is I hope to accomplish. Another cover would be nice, perhaps a Youtube channel. Yes, I am dreaming, but maybe the universe is listening~ YOU never know~ So, be brave, be you and with a leap of faith do what makes you smile the most-write, pen poems, paint, play and/or write music, sing, dance, create, but whatever you pick-do it with all your heART. * Time didn't change my mind-art is my #1ove~