In 173 images and a similar number of poems, the author celebrates 17 days in Paris. The featured trip is internal as much as external, a celebration as well as a contemplation.
The compilation offers an open invitation to travel differently, at home and abroad, by moving and sometimes by standing still. Cultural encounter is a favorite focus with the self-to-self encounter coming into frequent view.
The book is dedicated to the explorer in all of us and to two marvelous human universals: natural curiosity and open hearts.
Ann Parks McCray lives and works in Wilmington, North Carolina, where she enjoys ocean, rivers, trees, lakes, water birds, blooming flowers--everything Mother Nature has to offer. Nature is often the focus of her paintings, poetry, and photography--and so, of her books. Her work is designed to inspire, calm, and restore. McCray in her own words: "We all tiptoe along a delicate path as we attempt further self-definition through self-expression. Thank you for marking this trail with me."
At Cortile Gallery Published August 16, 2015
Winter River Published December 15, 2011
Rivers in the Desert Published August 29, 2011
Art by Ann IV: Imagining Published July 04, 2011
Art by Ann: III Sailing on Possibility, and more... Published June 08, 2010
Grandmother Said: Sky Lessons Published June 04, 2010
Journaling My Way Back to Me Published December 22, 2009
Wearable Art by Ann: Published December 13, 2009