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"We're all just walking each other home." - - Ram Dass







Sunday, July 28, 2013

The Release of: Dreamcatcher

The day has come. 

The day where I step out of the way of myself and offer you a small piece of me.

This is a heart project. In chapbook length.  It is not grand sweeping, or overachieving.
But I've never felt comfortable with large productions of anything.

I like to keep my bare feet in the soil -
Let the cool earth remind me that I am but dust,
let the poplar leaves whisper to me the secrets of the sun that the trees hold within their trunks.

So today, I offer you a small bound version of myself and motherhood.

It is the day that I place my own dreamcatcher next to the one I am making with my children,
let the bow of the tree bend a little with the weight of my trusting my life, my dream.
let the wind blow my words into your hands.

Without further ado, I would like to offer to you, Dreamcatcher.
 


 ($10.00 + 5.00 S&H) 


A collection of poetry and essays capturing life's small moments
that are woven into the beautiful tapestry of mother and child,
 learning and belonging to one another.
 
I'd also love to share with you the title track, Dreamcatcher, as was performed in Milwaukee in May for the live readings of the  Listen To Your Mother show.  





Finally, this past weekend, I attended BlogHer 2013 in Chicago, where I was insanely humbled to be honored as on of BlogHer's 2013 Voices of the Year.  It was a magical day. That included Queen Latifah. Seriously.  

All of these wonderful experiences have lead me to this place of being able to offer you Dreamcatcher.  I am so excited (and terrified, but let's focus on the excited part) to see where this leaving your dreams hanging on a tree will take us.

7 comments:

  1. Your reading from LTYM was so moving. You are such an amazing writer. Your words so beautiful.

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    1. oh thank you so much, Michelle! I so appreciate you.

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    1. this wouldn't have happened without the LTYM experience...so you should take a lion's share of credit here. :)

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    1. oh,angela. thank you for always being "in". for always walking beside me. it means so, so much.

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  4. Are therelines I'm supposed to recite while hanging my Dreamcatcher??

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