My life has been quite a journey. I assure you, if anyone was silly enough to want to write a book about my life, there would be no need for fictionalization. It has been an amazing ride!
Of course, some of the names would have to be changed to protect the writer, but the drama and the excitement is all there, all that’s needed is salt and popcorn.
They say life has chapters, I agree. But I think some lives have sequels, because sometimes later in life, you’re so far removed from where you started out that it can’t just be a page turner, but rather it’s a whole new book. My life is like that.
I’ve even started to write a play about my life. I see it in my mind— I’m seated at a table, in a bare kitchen. The electricity has been shut off. A stack of bills on the table next to where I’ve laid my head, on my arms. Worn out from working and crying. One day has ended, another begins. And the early rays of the sun are coming in through the broken shade. It’s just a small bit of light, but where there’s been so much darkness, this small amount of light rouses me. It nudges me from my slumber, inspiring me and moving my spirit to get up. To try some more of life, encouraging me that maybe today I’ll live it better…
My art is also currently online in “I Like Your Work” winter exhibition curated by Will Hutnick.
My art can also be seen up-close in the “Art as Salve” exhibition curated by Ashleigh Coren at the New Art Corridor Gallery.
Next month my art will be n St. Louis and later in Texas.
I’m living proof that dreams really do come true. So keep going. Keep creating, keep making art, keep writing and keep dreaming. I am.