So what’s so special about my life that someone would want to read about it? I believe everybody’s life is special. But not everyone feels inclined to write about it. To be honest, I didn’t either until a friend kept nudging me about it. What is interesting about my story, or anyone’s story for that matter, is how all the various experiences we have shape us…how we react to them, work around them, let them change us for better or worse.
It’s true that I’ve had some interesting experiences. In the sixties, I dropped my life in Boston and drove in my VW van, with my five-year-old daughter, to Guatemala, where I sold the van and we continued on to southern Brazil, where we lived for two years. I played samba drums in Brazilian Carnival parades for a number of years. I formed a 10-piece jazz band and recorded a CD. I was a journalist for twelve years without ever having graduated from college or taken a journalism course…
But I don’t recount these things just as separate, isolated events. They are threads that gradually weave together into a fabric that revealed a much larger sense of life to me. This book is about the many adventures and trials of one woman on her way to discovering exactly what life is really all about — not just her life, but what it is that actually governs the universe and everyone and everything in it, despite outward appearances.
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