Acknowledgements

 

There’s no animation, without the plays of light.

Every perspective matters, no person left behind.

Acknowledgements

 

There’s no animation, without the plays of light.

Every perspective matters, no person left behind.

 

 

I dedicate this book to my husband, Timothy William Pearkes and my daughter, Nevé Amber Fernandez-Long. To me, nothing’s brighter than their light in my life.

Special thanks to every guru in plainclothes who has contributed to the ideas and concepts in this book, unwittingly, wondrously. The list is never-ending and far-reaching: from smart friends to total strangers, artists to homeless persons, tradespeople, colleagues from my profession, mentors from the entertainment industry, Elders from cultures other than my own, teachers both academic and yogic, and healers across all disciplines of health care and self-care in conventional and alternative medicine or other forms of therapy.  

Equally, a bibliography of all the poets, writers, artists, actors and actresses, composers, performers, speakers, politicians, influencers and innovators in the present or the past whose words inspired some part of this story would be mind-numbing. Visit my Pinterest board entitled “Wise Words” from time to time to catch a glimpse of their light. My sincere appreciation – for each sunbeam still with us and getting radio play. My utmost respect – for the memory of those who have passed on and still help us move the needle through their body of work.

One life in particular deserves mention, most honorably – Dr. Maya Angelou, who is credited with having spoken these words: there is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. She went through dark times, nonetheless she found her light and then some. In my view, as an old woman, her aura was uncontainable. Smiling like a child as she dispensed her wisdom, Maya seemed willing to grow anywhere no matter her age or stage of anatomy. Thus my illumination and intention to keep on playing in the light:

#catchthelightplaysoflight

#curatorforthecure

What’s on your mind or in your heart after reading or listening to Plays Of Light? Should you feel like sharing, I invite you to lay down your brick in my book wall on Facebook: @POLBookWall. This is building through conversation.

Here, I express my gratitude to each person who has worked on this project with me. My editors, Christina Palaia in Colorado, and Naomi Eagleson in California. My book launch specialist, Joel Pitney who formatted the ebook and built this site with his collaborators in Oregon, Laura Hartzell and Leah Rutz, and in California, Robyn Hartzell and a coder named Hitch. John Tucker, Instructor and Aja Baxter, Graduate of the Selkirk College Music Program in British Columbia who edited and mixed the audio book. Finally, three individuals who gave me their time and thoughtful feedback when Plays Of Light was a work-in-progress: Christopher Potter in England, Andrew Pyper in Ontario, and Jason Arbuckle in Florida.

Namasté.