I was looking through older photos on my phone, deciding what stayed and what got tossed, and found a screenshot of a friend’s message about reading my first book with her young daughter. It was such a nice surprise to come upon it and a beautiful reminder of how I had hoped my books would be shared by families. It’s definitely a keeper!
From my friend:
It came yesterday. We read it for bedtime. My daughter loved it. There were a couple spots where I could see she was processing new thoughts (saying hello to the sky is saying hello to ourselves and we are mirrors). She loved the illustration with the swirl of colors going from one heart to the other around the girl. She explained to me how the energy moves through that swirl and how the earth is covered in hearts that receive energy from the rainbow swirls. She had a tough day yesterday so it was great to end with that book. Thank you!
From the start I knew that my books were meant for families to read together with exactly the type of interaction described above. Children are so natural at intuiting information and can actually help open their parents’ eyes to see even more than what’s on the page. And parents can ask questions and wonder aloud allowing each imagination to flow freely, expanding reality.