MISSING AUTHOR MISSING HEART

One of my dear friends on REd Bubble decided to leave because she was treated in a manner not appropriate for communication in joining an outside invitation Writing Comp. Her treatment as I red the missive myself was mean spirited and condescending.
She has been rejected many times in submitting to publishing houses and felt that this community was safe from what she recently experienced. I have not felt this in the art community part of Red Bubble but admit I have always felt a kind of outsider feel when it comes to writing groups.. Any way.. this is for her. I created a piece of work for her called Becoming Floral as well as the story. Below is my parting words for her.

My Friend Gretchen I love you. All your writing and kindness guided me in understanding more of my own expression and appreciation for prose that moved me. I can say this, YOU WILL BE MISSED BY ME!!! I have never on a personal level been so moved by the written word here. This is a personal choice of course but one of profound admiration for an author who moved me deeply and always allowed her characters to retain the truth of being human; that there is always the possibility that now, right now we can hone into our true nature and see more and be more.

She wrote my truth and my knowing. It is hard to let a good author go! Just the thought sometimes that one will never…. well I know she will be published someday, this is a fact, but until that time I will miss her with all my heart. Thanks so much Shaktipat… See you in PRINT!!

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