Yippee!!! Congratulations @ericabauermeisterauthor and fellow narrators @stephengraybill @gabracadabranyc @georgenewbern @cassandracampbell @heyitsmaxmeyers @barriebarriepix @racheljnarrates @wright_braden @jvilinsky And thank you to @audiofilemagazine @macmillan.audio @stmartinspress and, especially, @allydemeter
Ever read the same book twice.
That is the premise of this exquisite new novel by Erica Bauermeister. A collection of stories that create a whole greater than the parts — and those parts are truly great to begin with! — this glorious work celebrates the power of writing and books and stories from all angles. It is moving, inspiring, surprising, and healing. And I got to join a stellar cast of narrators for the audiobook. Click the links for the print and audiobook.
This graceful rainbow appeared on December 23rd, during a flood tide over the great marsh at Sandy Neck Beach, Cape Cod. It feels so hopeful to me. Not like sparkly unicorns, but something even richer and more magical because it holds the dark, the rain, the storms, as well as lights and colors. I’m thinking a lot lately about these words from Michael Meade: “In the ancient understanding the world inevitably becomes worn down in the course of a year. Life becomes diminished by mistakes and misdeeds, the web of life becomes worn and torn and the world needs to be renewed. The purpose of New Year’s rites and celebrations was not a simple turning of a calendar page, but a symbolic return to the beginning of time in order to restore life to its original potentials.”
How wonderful to stop time for a moment to remind ourselves where we come from and refresh ourselves for where we’re going. I hope you find some time this New Year’s to renew yourself, to reconnect, to”restore life to is original potentials.” Happy 2023!!!
Thrilled to be part of a reading at The Actors Studio tonight! “Tar Heeled Girls” is a remarkable new work by Katherine Cortez tracking the tumultuous friendship of five women from college through late life. I’ll be playing the fiery Buddhist Sophie and sharing the virtual stage with four incredible women and one remarkable gent.
To state the obvious, it’s been a difficult year. I hope that for you the struggles were few and light. If you did struggle, I hope that you were surrounded by support, love, and comfort. If you struggled alone, I hope you discovered new reserves of strength, wisdom, and hope in the depths of your being. And for all of us I hope for a new year with more ease, more connection, more prosperity, more joy, more fulfillment, and more LAUGHTER.
Happy Holidays to You!!!