So I just published my book on Amazon titled “Why the Trees Change Color in Fall“, I have been working on this story since the US President Election of 2016, I was so depressed in seeing all the ugliness of our world, all the divisions and the hate among each other, I just couldn’t understand how as a society we were moving backwards, after all the wars and ugly history of our planet.
I wanted create a story that could be read and shared by anyone, a story that had hope, diversity, acceptance, inclusion and an inspiration to stay true to yourself and never change but be yourself always wherever life takes you. I took inspirational from His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama from an Aspiration Prayer –
May I become at all times,
Both now and forever:
A protector for those without protection;
a guide for those who have lost their way;
a ship for those with oceans to cross;
a bridge for those with rivers to cross;
a sanctuary for those in danger;
a lamp for those without light;
a place of refuge for those who lack shelter;
and a servant to all in need.
I wanted to create a story without any humans involved, so the reader could read it without any bias and find themselves in a world far from their own entirely, I wanted the story to be very folk like so that young readers could enjoy it and parents could read it to their children, I really didn’t want it to be serious but fun and yet have my message come across to change peoples prejudices for one another, I really wanted to make it clear, no matter of our differences in race, sex, identity, religion or whatever, that we are all the same and that if we just looked at nature and see all the diversity and how appreciative we are of its beauty that, we could take inspiration from nature and do the same when we looked at each other and to stay true to yourself and never change for someone else but be yourself always wherever life takes you.
YOU ARE THE ONLY YOU THERE IS AND EVER WILL BE, DO NOT DENY THE WORLD IT’S ONE AND ONLY CHANCE TO BASK IN YOUR BRILLIANCE
If you are interested here is the synopsis of my book and if you can please share the book with your friends and family.
The book is a magical journey about a happy loving family of “Six Grass Strands” that lived in harmony in their birth land, they had everything they needed or wanted, and everything was picture perfect where they lived until one sunny day which changed everything, when that sunny day turned into a dark grey day and when a furious Tornado came in, swept them away and changed everything for these Six Stands of Grass Siblings.
When the storm passed, and they woke up, they realized they were no longer home, but in a strange new place, where things looked and smelled very different, everything was different, the climate, the colors, the sun, the sky, the plants, everything!
They had no choice but to stay in this strange mysterious land where they found themselves, as they were viciously injured and needed to heal themselves before they could figure a way to get back home.
This however becomes extremely daunting when they are constantly bullied, made fun of and harassed by the other native plants that surrounded them, they were simply despised because they looked different.
And as the days passed, The Six Strands of Grass slowly depleted their supply of tolerance, each individual strand of grass soon started to spiral downhill a dangerous and destructive path.
It was only till the other plants started to physically shove, push and kick Sister Six (the youngest sibling), that Sister Six realized, that she couldn’t wait for a change. But that she had to make one. And in that moment, “Sister Six” makes the decision to do something about it. AND EVERYTHING CHANGES..
The world would just not be the same thereafter and we find out in the end of her journey why truly the Trees of the World Change their colors in Fall, Myth or Fact, that is for you to decide..
In considering the times we find ourselves, I believe we all have a responsibility to do something, and I truly believe if we all start together one by one to make a change, we can make a huge difference in our world, let’s not a let a few bad apples ruin our world, we as citizens have the power, lets use it!