A Pilgrimage from Death to Full Life
For many reasons, it took two decades to write 169 pages. There were copy editors as well as first, second, and third readers. Then friends who encouraged me through more iterations than I can remember. Most assuredly some may not recognize what they first read! I had a Co-Creator, though, and He truly guided the book. I merely contributed my hands, memories, and the willingness to tell a story including well-loved, hotly- debated, and, hopefully, inspirational themes: Joy and Sorrow. Abundance and Lack. Living Fully. Abortion. Love and Forgiveness. Christianity and Jesus. And, living in Camelot! This is not a work of fiction, though I’m told it reads like a novel.
This is a true story and it is mine.
Walk with me on my pilgrimage. See through the eyes-of-my-heart. I hope you find this slim volume inspirational and that your STILL SMALL VOICE is one of calm and peace guiding you in your life as mine has in mine.
Grainy images flash before me like an old film projector flickering, skipping frames every so often. A bottle of Shalimar perfume. Fever. Drugs. A leg brace and wheelchair. An old black man in Georgia and an angel at sunrise. Long-stemmed roses in glossy white boxes wrapped in red satin bows. Jackie Gleason and June Taylor. Tony Bennett, Glenn Miller, and Tommy Dorsey. Dom DeLuise, Lee Remick, Kevin McCarthy, and more. Stories written. Stories burned. A remote cabin with galloping horses. Beloved animals and supernatural creatures. Love and loss. Mourning and joy. Only one image remains steady as the fragmented images jump and change: A cross on a hill with crimson stains.
SOME EARLY PRAISE
- Ms. Morgan’s book is beyond beautiful and honors life.
- Morgan’s writing is powerful and inviting.
- In prose that often reads like poetry, Ms. Morgan crafts a tale of adventure, betrayal and, ultimately, triumph.
- Ms. Morgan has the eye of an artist, the soul of a seeker, and the courage of a flower in a storm … A beautiful read.
- Her story is heart rendering, elegant, and inspiring. In this first printing, it is already a classic to reside on bookshelves to be read again and again, not unlike Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s Gift from the Sea.
A Time to Mourn & A Time to Dance will be available on Amazon June 2019. I thank those of you for your loyalty through the years spent reading this blog. I heartily welcome newcomers too! I count myself blessed by your support.