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SOMETIMES A PAINTING SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS
Posted on November 21, 2020 by Veronica Knox
I became a full-grown cynic at eight, yet strangely, the belated gift of a teddy bear proved enlightening. I was definitely no ordinary child.
But then, Virgil was no ordinary bear.
In a life beset with sharp spindles and a distinct lack of white magic, it dawned on me that growing up was a perilous journey of life-threatening surprises. My mother tried to teach me that it was best to welcome each one with the wisdom of my namesake, Marcus Aurelius.
The Emperor, Marcus Aurelius, c.78 B.C. was a philosopher warrior who declared that success can only be reached by accepting, wholeheartedly, every obstacle that comes your way. Sadly, his truth registered too late to save me. I forgot that one must have the courage and patience to recall one’s childlike innocence, and remember, as the best fairy tales impart, to bring one’s whole heart into play when fateful stars drop questions on your plate.
And so, I disappeared long before I ran away from home.
– Aurelia Marcus
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FROM BACK TO FRONT and INTO THE MIDDLE AGAIN
Posted on November 18, 2020 by Veronica Knox
‘TOMORROW AGAIN’ book three of the Bede Series middle-grade time-slip trilogy is complete, summarized here in its defining elements. BACK BLURB: My grandmother’s best friend was the ghost of my daughter whom she met sixty years before I was born. … Continue reading →
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