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This DELUXE HARDCOVER EDITION includes a section that gives the reader some insight into the more complex artistic skill of the author, a delight to behold.

I wrote these tales many years ago. It was the first collection of anything I put down on paper. Back then my life took a turn, and suddenly the need to record things became simply overwhelming. The interesting thing about this body of work is each story came to me almost in it’s entirety. Honestly, it felt more as if I were taking dictation rather than being a thoughtful writer. They have a poetic or more accurately, a lyrical quality to them, they simply insisted upon this genre for some reason.

I remember hearing as a young girl that a story chooses you not the other way around. Well I can attest to that for even though the writing has to do with my life’s lessons there was no preparation for such a project. There are 38 stories with 38 accompanying images. Each story has a reflection of it’s own. Some relate to moments of great joy, while others reveal a forlorn sadness while searching for the right path ahead, and still others simply express the beauty of nature that surrounds us. They’re about living here in this world, and my desire to gain experience and knowledge. These are some of my life’s paintings and I hope you enjoy them.


About the Author

Kelley Lee McDonald

In my twenties I was hopelessly engulfed by the world and stricken with day to day survival, yet I remained aware of a tremendous desire to correct the mistakes that were piling up around my feet. One day a voice from deep inside asked me “who are you, and how will you define yourself?” So from the depths of my heart to the environment that lay before me I searched for the answer. It took years for me to accept the fact it was never actually in my charge to describe, identify or rate myself. I have been repeatedly asked to surrender to my voice within that will lead me to a better understanding of myself. A creation cannot critique itself, and that’s been my fundamental mistake. Now I’ve been asked to be guided in a whole new manner, and this is the adventure my life continues to offer me. It’s unique to my circumstances, and has absolutely no bearing on anyone else. Everyone must find their own voice within, and they will be taken exactly where they need to go, or so I’ve been told.

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