My, oh my,
Magnolia Pearl is bursting at the seams with love from all of you - Thank you! As I sit here listening to Elton John's lyrics, "Until you've seen this trash can dream come true.", I realize these are the lyrics of my life. As true artists, my parents, Anna and Preston, found "opportunities" to create art from just about anything - literally. My father would say, "The only thing you need to create art is imagination." I know now that this is so true. Being lean on money but not imagination, my parents combed through trash cans on a regular basis during my childhood years looking for useful scraps to create magic and beauty that could be transformed and then sold so that we could eat -What a great exchange I thought then and I still do. All this digging in the trash for "magic" was out of necessity and lots of passion for life, and it never occurred to me at that young age, that this was preparing me for a great life yet to come... Many, many, years later, Viola! Magnolia Pearl was born, and I can honestly say, that thanks to all of you, "my trash can dream has come true."
What a beautiful chance this has been for me to express myself and who I am even if only for me, but hopefully for others too. I've started compiling the crazy, amazing and painful stories of my life for my next book of inspiration in hopes that my story will inspire other women to "shoot for the moon even if you only land amongst the stars".
Love to all of you from my whole heart.
"Dreams are illustrations... from the book your soul is writing about you."
-- Marsha Norman
"Dreams are like the paints of a great artist. Your dreams are you paints, the world is your canvas. Believing, is the brush that converts your dreams into a masterpiece of reality."
Thank you to my sweet John for "always" giving me the wings to fly my dreams....