JUST LISTENING…

THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGING, IN MY HOUSE OF CREATIVITY AND SOUL. THINGS ARE OUT OF HAND, AND I SEEM TO BE OUT OF CONTROL ABOUT WHAT COMES DOWN THE LINE, AND HOW TO HANDLE IT. SURPRISES ARE AMASSED THESE DAYS, MORE SO THAN THE EARLY DAYS OF THE PANDEMIC, WHERE WE JUST SAT AND NODDED. I TOOK THE ADVICE OF THOSE WHO I RESPECT, AND DID WHAT THEY ADVISED. LIKE HAVING MY VACCINATIONS, AND STAYING CLEAR OF CROWDS. WASHING MY HANDS BECAME ESSENTIAL, KEEPING THE FOOD CLEAN AND MYSELF AS WELL. I JUST ACCEPTED THAT FACT THAT WE WERE NOT IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT. AFTER ALL,  THIS WAS SERIOUS.

 

AND SO IT ROLLED ON, AND WE ADJUSTED, AND I KEPT WRITING LIKE A DEMON. IT WAS AN AMAZING FLOW OF CREATIVITY THAT APPEARED, CLIMBING THE MOUNTAIN OF A NEW BOOK. AND WHY NOT? THEY SAY THAT THE WORST CASES OF DEPRESSION DURING THE QUARANTINE PERIOD WERE FROM HAVING NOTHING TO DO. I THOUGHT I HAD IT MADE, YUP, I COULD WRITE. AND PAINT. AND WALK. AND MAKE COOKIES AND ENCHILADAS. THINGS WILL BE OK, EVENTUALLY… 

WE FAST FORWARD TO THIS DAY, AND MOMENT, WHERE I FIND SOME THINGS THAT HAVE GONE AWRY. MY TV STUDIO IS CLOSED, AND I CAN’T SHOOT WINSLOWART. HAVING TO POSTPONE A SLEW OF GUESTS WAS HARD, I PRIDE MYSELF ON BEING THERE AS I PROMISE FOR THEM. AND THEY ALWAYS GIVE IT THEIR BEST. I MISS THE CREW, AND MY DIRECTOR WHO HAS BEEN WITH ME FOR A LONG TIME. I MISS THE INTERACTION AND NEWS FROM OTHER PEOPLE WHO ARE STRUGGLING TOO. IT IS HARD FOR ME TO ADMIT THAT I REALLY DO NEED OTHER HUMAN BEINGS TO SURVIVE, HAVING STAVED MYSELF OFF AND ALONE MUCH OF MY CREATIVE LIFE. THAT WAY, NOBODY HURTS YOUR FEELINGS, AND GETS IN THE WAY OF PLANS. SOUNDS KIND OF SELFISH, DOESN’T IT? NO, THAT’S NOT ME. WHAZZUP?

 

TRYING TO MATCH MY HOT PINK OUTFIT AND ALMOST THERE. IT IS TEN DAYS LATER, AND I FOUND MYSELF BEING NUDGED TO FINISH THIS MARVELOUS DOCUMENTARY OF THE PAST FEW WEEKS. YES, THINGS STARTED TO SLIDE, AND I ALLOWED IT. BUT THERE IS SOMETHING HARDWIRED IN MY SOUL THAT REFUSES TO GIVE UP. IT GOES BACK TO BEING THE OLDER SISTER TO A “LITTLE PRINCE” WHO WAS FAVORED. HE STILL SAYS THAT WAS NOT TRUE, BUT IN MY SADISTIC LITTLE MIND, I FELT INVISIBLE. THAT WAS A LONG TIME AGO, THE FIRST PHASE OF LEARNING HOW TO SURVIVE. AND NOW THINGS ARE BEGINNING TO AWAKEN, SHOCKINGLY SO. BEING DENIED MANY OF THE THINGS I LOVE FOR A LONG TIME MIGHT HAVE BROKEN A SOFTER SOUL, BUT I AM DETERMINED TO FINISH WHAT I STARTED. PROMISES OF MONEY HAVE ARRIVED, BUT NOT SHOWN THEIR FACE YET. PHONE CALLS ARE COMING IN, AND VISIONS FROM PEOPLE I HAVE FORGOTTEN I KNOW. LIKE SOMEONE ON MY TV SHOW (OR RADIO SHOW), WHO CONTACTED ME THIS AFTERNOON WITH AN AMAZING HUGE PROJECT OF PODCASTS. IS THAT POSSIBLE (HAHAHAH, JUST KIDDING)

MY BRAIN HAS COME BACK TO LIFE IN THE BELIEVEING AREA, AND I AM HUNGREY FOR IDEAS AND FORCEFUL ACTIONS. I HAVE DEBTS TO PAY, PEOPLE HAVE HELPED ME PROJECT A FABULOUS NEW BOOK, AND THAT PRODUCER IS STILL WAITING TO START THE SERIES OF FILMS. WE ARE MERRILY BAKING COWBOY COOKES AND TONITE WILL BE HOMEMADE ENCHILADAS. WHO SAYS WE ARE NOT BACK?

 

SO I SEND YOU A KICK IN THE ASS, SO WE CAN JUMP BACK INTO THE WORLD TOGETHER. BE SURE TO TELL ME HOW THINGS ARE GOING THESE DAYS, OKAY? I’M TAKING CALLS. LOTS OF LOVE AND SHINY DAYS ARE ON THEIR WAY.

 

XX:JW

 

 

MY BOOK MARKETING COACH IS SOMEONE I HAVE KNOWN FOR A VERY LONG TIME, AND HE WAS ONCE PART OF A BIG COMPANY THAT PRESENTS FAMOUS AUTHORS AND THEIR BOOKS TO THE WORLD. WE WORKED TOGETHER ON VOLUMES II AND III OF MYSTIC ADVENTURES IN BIG SUR, AND HE TAUGHT ME A LOT ABOUT HOW TO PRESENT THE “REAL FACTS”. IN THE PR WORLD, THOSE ARE THE THINGS THAT YOUR AUDIENCE NEEDS TO KNOW IN ORDER TO BE INTERESTED. THEY PERK UP AND GO TO YOUR WEBSITE, CHECK BOOK DEALERS AND SITES, AND DIVE INTO YOUR WORK IMMEDIATELY. IF ITS GOOD ENOUGH, THEY JUMP TO THE NEXT ONE, AND SO ON. 

AS YOU KNOW, I HAVE WRITTEN AND PUBLISHED SIX BOOKS SO FAR, THE FIRST BEING SENSUAL INDIGO. I HAD GREAT SUCCESS WITH THIS SELF-PUBLISHED COLLECTION OF POEMS, PRAYERS AND PARABLES, AND WORKED LIKE A DOG TO PROMOTE IT. I DIDN’T HAVE A LOT OF CASH BUT I HAD A LOT OF FRIENDS AND KNEW SOME VIPS FROM MY DAY JOB. I ORDERED ONE THOUSAND OF THOSE BOOKS AND LEARNED HOW MANY THAT WAS IN THE YEARS TO COME. LUCKILY, MY BOOK PRODUCER HAD THEM WRAPPED IN CELOPHANE AND THEY REMAIN IN BOXES TO THIS DAY. EACH ONE COMES OUT IN PERFECT CONDITION. 

I WASN’T REALLY SURE ABOUT THE NEXT STEPS FOR A FEW YEARS, UNTIL I BECAME ENCHANTED BY BIG SUR AND OBSESSED WITH THE WILD SET OF  CHARACTERS WHO LIVED THERE IN MY MIND. ONE DAY, I SAT DOWN AT MY WORK COMPUTER WHILE ALL THE GUYS WERE AT LUNCH AND WROTE THE FIRST PAGE OF JASMINE DOGS. IT JUST ROLLED INTO MY HEAD AND ONTO THE SCREEN. ONCE AGAIN, I PUBLISHED THE BOOK RIGHT AWAY, AND URGED ON BY MY FRIEND AND BOOK AGENT, CONTINUED. THE DOGS WERE A HUGE SUCCESS AND I ADDED MUSIC WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY A LEGENDARY LOCAL ARTIST. THIS TIME THERE WERE HOUSE PARTIES, AND BOOK SHOWS AND MORE SUCCESS. I WAS OBSESSED. SOON THE SECOND BOOK IN THE SERIES BECAME JADE BEACH, WHICH WE SPLIT IN HALF BECAUSE I KEPT ON TELLING THE STORY. VOLUME II AND III BECAME THE STARS OF A LIVE SHOW WITH A WHOLE SEGMENT OF GREAT MUSIC, STARRING LOCAL MUSICIANS AND THE MAN WHO WROTE MY FIRST THEMES. THE SHOW WAS A BIG SUCCESS, IN A BEAUTIFUL MUSEUM IN MONTEREY, SURROUNDED BY THE HARBOR. WE PACKED THE THEATER!

I  TELL YOU ALL OF THIS BECAUSE THERE IS A MESSAGE, A VERY IMPORTANT ONE: DON’T EVER STOP PROMOTING YOUR BOOKS!!! EACH BOOK THAT FOLLOWED WAS BETTER AND MORE INTRIGUING, AND I GOT THE FEELING THEY WOULD SELL THEMSELVES. AFTER ALL, PEOPLE DON’T FORGET YOUOR DO THEY? THE LAST TWO BOOKS, BELINDA AND LILY-JADE ARE SENSATIONAL AND HAVE PERFORMED LESS WELL IN SALES, BECAUSE I HAVE NOT WORKED AS HARD ON PROMOTING THEM…. AND I WILL TELL YOU MORE NEXT TIME, SO STAY TUNED YOU AVID READERS AND WRITERS: SUCCESS IS ON THE WAY:DESPITE COVID, DESPITE POVERTY, DESPITE LIFE RUNNING WILD, YOU GOTTA KEEP ROLLING IN  THE PROMOTION!!

 

STAY WITH ME, AND HANG IN THERE… WE’VE GOT A MOVIE COMING!

LOTS OF LOVE,

JW!

 

 

 

 

I JUMPED DIRECTLY INTO THIS PLACE, TO SEND YOU THE TRUTH ABOUT THE NEXT RACE… WHOOPS, THIS IS MY BLOG, WHERE FREEDOM ROCKS THE WORLD. I OFTEN WONDERED WHY PEOPLE SHARED THEIR SWEETEST SECRETS IN A DAILY/MONTHLY/WHATEVER STYLE, AND NOW I KNOW. ITS LIKE A SOFT COMFY ROBE AFTER THE BATH, BARELY THERE BUT OH, SO WONDERFUL. BUT I MUST NOT WANDER, FOR THIS IS THE TIME OF MY LIFE! 

MAYBE YOURS TOO? WHERE WE HAVE LIVED SO LONG THROUGH THIS UNGODLY PERIOD OF TIME, BLINKING TWICE BEFORE GOING FORWARD, TOWARD THE END? BUT IT NEVER STOPS, DOES IT? TODAY I WATCHED THE VIEW, AND THE FABULOUS LADIES WERE POUNDING ON THE CURRENT HEADCASE, DOUBTING AND SHAKING THEIR HEADS. I LOVE THESE WOMEN, THEY’VE BEEN WITH ME A LONG TIME. IT IS A PLEASURE TO BE ALIVE DURING A TIME WHEN THE POWER OF LOVE AND COOL THINKING MATTERS. IT IS VERY STYLISH TO BE A BRAVE WOMAN THESE DAYS, WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT? JUST KIDDING, BUT IT’S BEEN A LONG ADVENTURE DURING THE CLIMB UP HILL.  SUDDENLY, MEN ARE GETTING US LIKE NEVER BEFORE. THERE IS A WOMAN SUPPORTING OUR NEW PRESIDENT, PLUS NUMEROUS ONES LEADING THE COUNTRY IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER. LAST NIGHT I SAW THE FABULOUS GLORIA STEINEM REMARKING ON THE POWER OF WOMEN. SHE WAS JUST HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL AFTER A DIFFICULT SURGERY, BUT BOY, SHE WAS STILL READY TO SPEAK HER PIECE. WHAT A WOMAN! 

NOW I WONDER HOW LONG IT WILL TAKE TO SUPPORT OUR GIRLS, THE NEWBYS… JUST IN SCHOOL OR FIRST JOB. BREAKING INTO FILMS OR MUSIC… OR POLITICS? LUCKILY FOR MOST OF US, THERE HAVE BEEN MEN IN OUR LIVES WHO JUMPED AT THE CHANCE TO USE OUR TALENTS AND CHARMS FOR BUSINESS. THEY RISKED SOME CRITIQUES, AND/OR SOME WANTED A “FAVOR IN RETURN”, BUT NOT ANY MORE. HA! YOU SAY, NOTHING HAS CHANGED. I HAVE TO DISAGREE. THERE IS A NEW GROOVE IN THE MALE POPULATION. JUMP FOR JOY AND WORK WITH THEM, HEAD TO HEAD. I HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE OF WORKING ON MY TV SHOW THIS YEAR WITH YOUNG, SMART, GOOD TECHS WHO ARE VALUABLE IN THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF HOW TO CONVENE THE SPIRIT OF MY WORK WITH THE NEW TECHNOLOGY WE USE. AND GUESS WHAT?  I’LL BET THEY HAVE ENJOYED OUR SESSIONS AS WELL. HOW COOL IS THAT?

 GUESS WHAT? TWO GREAT MEN PITCHED IN TO CREATE THIS LITTLE PIECE OF ART FOR WINSLOWART TV! MY FB PAGE LOVED IT TOO, WITH GUYS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD CHIMING IN. ARE WE IN THE MIDST OF A SESSION OF LOVE, WHERE THINGS WORK OUT BETTER THAN WE THOUGHT? WHAT A WONDERFUL THOUGHT! 

AND SO I LEAVE YOU WITH THIS THOUGHT: MAYBE WE HAVE ALL LEARNED TO SCORE OUR HUMANITY WITH TALENT AND AMBITION. ITS TIME FOR A CHANGE, AND IT HAS BEGUN. ROCK ON, USA, AND LETS SHOW THE WORLD WE ARE NOT DOWN YET. THE BEST IS YET TO COME! LOTS OF LOVE,(FROM GHOST TREE TO YOU).

 

 

 

 

AWAITING THE FINALE OF THE PRESIDENTIAL BLOODBATH CAMPAIGNS, I AM TEMPTED TO COMPARE THIS PERIOD AS ONE OF NADA (NOTHING). FOR IN THE END, WHAT DO WE RECALL EXCEPT THE NAME CALLING CRAZED ACTIONS THAT BEGAN YEARS AGO AND PROCEED TO NOW. TOMORROW, THE FINALE OF VOTING WILL LET ME KNOW WHO IS GOING TO DEAL WITH THE NEXT FEW YEARS. ALWAYS NICE, CONSIDERING, HUH? THE PROBLEM IS, WE CAN’T COUNT ON ANYTHING TO FALL INTO PLACE THE “NORMAL” WAY, AND THAT IS THE THING WE MUST RESOLVE.

 

MY MOM TOLD ME ONCE, MAYBE TWICE, WHEN I WAS YOUNG ENOUGH TO BE IN HER CARE, THAT YOU CANNOT IMAGINE COMPLETE CONTROL OVER ANYTHING. AT THE TIME I LAUGHED SECRETLY, THINKING SHE WAS JUST AN OLDER LADY WHO DIDN’T KNOW MY TALENTS. AND ALL THESE YEARS, MY ASSUMPTION WAS MADLY CORRECT. I DODGED POLITICS, WORKED HARD AT BEING AN INDIVIDUAL, AND PLAYED FAIR BALL. SOMETIMES IT’S NOT EASY TO WORK WITH THE TOUGHIES, BUT YOU LEARN. IT ALL DEPENDS UPON HOW MUCH YOU WANT SOMETHING. BY THE TIME I LANDED IN MONTEREY, MY STRING OF GOOD LUCK HAD BOISTERED A CONFIDENCE IN THE FUTURE, AND I CLIMBED THE LADDER OF LOVE AND EXPERIENCE.

 

MY GOAL BECAME THE JOY OF HELPING OTHERS ACCOMPLISH THINGS, DOING A LOT OF STRONG PHYSICAL MOVES, AND ELIMATING THINGS THAT ELUDED THE APEX. I’LL BET YOU CAN SAY “DITTO SO FAR”. WE HAVE HAD A PRETTY GOOD RUN HERE IN THE USA!

SO TODAY I CHECK IN, NOVEMBER 2, 2020, TO WISH YOU A GRAND RECOVERY FROM THE CIRCUMSTANCES WE LIVE WITH TODAY. SERIOUSLY, THE ONLY PEOPLE I REALLY TALK TO THESE DAYS ARE DEAD-ON ENTHUSIASTS FOR LIFE. THEY MAKE THINGS HAPPEN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER, DESPITE THE DEADLY VIRUS, PEOPLE WITHOUT MASKS, CROWDED PLACES AND A SORE LACK OF HUMOR. BUT I HAVE THE KEY TO THIS, SO LISTEN UP: FIND THE PLACE WHERE YOU LIVE IN MAGIC, CLIMB THE STAIRS AND STEP INSIDE. STAY THERE UNTIL IT IS SAFE TO STEP BACK INTO THE REAL WORLD. LIVE CLEAN, LOVE A LOT AND WORK LIKE THE DEVIL TO CREATE YOUR ART. WE ALL HAVE A TALENT FOR SOMETHING, SO GIVE IT TO THE WORLD. WE COULD ALL USE A GREAT LAUGH RIGHT NOW, SO START THERE.

 

NEXT COMES A HUG, AND SOME GREAT GIFTED MUSIC. DANCE INSIDE OR OUT, NOBODY CARES. WIGGLE YOUR TOES AND WALK THE WIND. MOST OF ALL, BE KIND TO YOURSELF AND OTHERS.

LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT YEAR, SO ROCK ON!

LOTS OF LOVE,

XX:JW 

 

 

 

DO YOU NOTICE SOMETHING DIFFERENT ABOUT THE SCENE THESE DAYS? THERE IS A SHIFT IN ATTITUDE AMONG THE PEOPLE, AND ITS PART OF THE REACTION TO OUR WAY OF LIFE.  OR SHOULD I SAY, PROPOSED WAY OF LIFE?

THINGS SLIDE ACROSS THE SCREEN WITH MESSAGES FROM PEOPLE OBVIOUSLY BORED TO DEATH. THEY ARE NOT AIMED AT ANYONE IN PARTICULAR, BUT JUST AN AIR OF FRUSTRATION, A LACK OF HUMOR AND DESPAIR. AND WHO COULD BLAME ANY OF US, WITH THE MASSIVE INFORMATION THAT FLIES ABOUT AND LANDS IN FRONT OF YOU. YOU’VE ALMOST GOT TO LISTEN. OR READ IT. OR MAYBE NOT! 

 

I SPEAK PRIMARILY OF THE SOUNDS OF ANGER AND FRUSTRATION, THE CRITICISM OF OTHERS UNKNOWN EXCEPT FOR A BRIEF FLICKER OF VIDEO. AND THE COMPLAINERS. AND THE TEETH GRINDERS. IT GETS TO BE A LOT FOR THE REST OF US, WHO ARE TRYING OUR BEST TO SOLDIER ON. THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IS A GREAT COUNTRY UNDER A HUGE WEIGHT OF CHANGE RIGHT NOW. WITH THAT COMES THE NEW WAVE OF  RULES BEFORE WE GET THE LAST ONES  RIGHT. ON AND ON. 

AND SO I SIMPLY GIVE YOU GRATITUDE, EXPRESSED BY THE FRESH AIR AND BLOOMING FLOWERS,  THE SMILES AND WAVES FROM FOLKS WALKING ACROSS THE ROAD. MY FRIEND LOVES TO RUN WITH HER CLAN OF WILD WOMEN JOCKS, AND WORK THAT STRESS OUT. THEY ARE A SECRET GROUP OF SMART PEOPLE WHO KNOW THAT WE MUST UNLEASH THE  TENSION. THEY LOVE EACH OTHER AND LAUGH A LOT. I HAVE SEEN A BUNCH OF KINDNESS AS WELL, BOWING TO THE NEGATIVE WITH A NOD, AS IF TO SAY, DO AS YOU PLEASE, BUT I’M HAPPY TO BE ALIVE.

SO IS IT ENOUGH TO SAY I LOVE YOU, AND HONOR MY FELLOW AMERICANS WHO ARE IN THE SAME BOAT, WAITING FOR THE PEACE OF MIND WE HAVE LOST? YOU KNOCK ME OUT WITH YOUR SPIRIT, DESPITE THE NAYSAYERS! AND JUST ONE MORE THING, THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE WORKING EVERY DAY AT WHOLE FOODS AND THE SURGERY CENTER AND DOCTORS OFFICES, THEY COULD USE A SMILE AND A THANKS. WHAT WOULD WE DO WITHOUT THEM?

 BE WELL AND SMART ENOUGH TO REALIZE YOU ARE STILL HERE TODAY, OK?

WISH I COULD HUG YOU RIGHT NOW, BUT THIS WILL SUFFICE! LOTS OF LOVE, XX:JW

 

 

YES, IT ALMOST SEEMS LIKE SUMMER TODAY, ALTHOUGH THE NEWS WOULD HAVE YOU BELIEVE OTHERWISE! FROM THE INSIDE OUT, MOST OF US SEE THINGS QUITE DIFFERENTLY THAN THE PRESS WHO HOUND TRUMP AND SCURRY AROUND WITH DREADFUL TALES. BUT THE REGULAR PEEPS, THE SMALL THINGS HAVE BEEN THE BEST OF ALL SURPRISES.  THE TASTE OF A WILDFLOWER STEM, OR SOME SOUR GRASS. COOL WATER OUTSIDE ON THE BACK PORCH, WHERE THE SUN BLAZES DOWN FOR A FEW MINUTES TO WARM THE SOUL AND YOUR JOINTS.

TODAY WE WENT TO WHOLE FOODS AND OBSERVED THE NEW NORMAL, WHICH IS A LINE THAT MOVES QUITE FAST AND IS MOSTLY FULL OF PEOPLE WITH THEIR MASKS AND NOT MUCH ELSE. YOU CAN’T TAKE YOUR OWN BAG IN ANYMORE, SO WE ARE BACK TO THE PAPER ONES.   REMEMBER WHEN WE WERE SHAMED INTO USING OUR OWN, TO SAVE THE TREES? BUT I DIGRESS. AFTER A GOOD SHOPPING THIP (ONLY 40 PEOPLE ALLOWED AT ONE TIME, HEAVEN), THE MAIN BEACH BECKONED AND WAS QUIET AND RELAXED. THE FISHING BOATS WERE OUT IN NUMBERS, THE DOGS PLAYING AND THE FOLKS IN THEIR MASKS AS WELL. EVERYONE NODDING HELLO (YOU CAN’T UNDERSTAND MOST OF WHAT ANYONE SAYS WITH THE MUFFLE OF OUR PROTECTIVE MEASURE. HOWEVER, IT IS NECESSARY AND WE MUST WORSHIP CALIFORNIA AND THEIR MEASURES TO SAVE OUR LIVES.

ON THE WAY HOME, THE LAST OF THE CLOUDS DISAPPEARED AND THE AFTERNOON WAS GRAND. I FOUND MY MOM’S MONET CLOTH FROM HER CLOSET OF DREAMS AND BROUGHT IT OUTSIDE TO UNWRINKLE AND AIR OUT. MONET WOULD NOT APPROVE MY PLACING IT ON THE OLD UMBRELLA OTHERWISE. AFTER A COOL NIGHT, AND SOME DAMP AIR, THE MORNING WILL BRING A NEW LITTLE NOOK IN THE YARD. THE MONET CORNER.AND

 AND SO IT GOES, THIS NEW CHAPTER IN OUR LIVES. THE WORLD IS LISTENING TO EACH OTHER, AND IN THE MEANTIME, WE VISIT A SANDY BEACH AND TAKE A PEEK AT YOU!

I WISH YOU SO MUCH LOVE, AND SEND IT OUT TO EVERYONE WHO JOINS US RIGHT NOW. AND TOMORROW I WILL SPREAD THE MONET CLOTH OVER THE UMBRELLA, AND WATCH IT LIGHT UP THE SPACE UNDER A BIG TREE FULL OF WHITE FLOWERS. 

ITS GOOD TO BE ALIVE!

LOTS OF LOVE,

XX:JW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TONITE WE ARE WATCHING THE MUSICIANS AND PATRIOTS OF THE COUNTRY GIVING THANKS AND PRAISE TO THE VOLUNTEERS, DOCTORS, NURSES, FOOD BANKS, AND OTHER HEROS OF THE USA WHO ARE STEPPING UP TO HONOR OUR FALLEN PEOPLE, OUR HEALING BROTHERS AND SISTERS, AND THOSE WHO SAVE THE LIVES OVER AND OVER. WE ARE LISTENING TO OUR LEADERS AND COOPERATING INSTEAD OF ARGUING, WE ARE GIVING THANKS TO BE ALIVE AND BREATHING THE FRESH AIR OF LIFE IN CALIFORNIA.

I THOUGHT I HAD REACHED A TIPPING POINT OF TOO MUCH INFORMATION, BUT I AM TOUCHED WITH THESE TALENTED FOLKS WHO ARE POURING OUT THE LOVE AND TENDERNESS OF THEIR SOULS. IT IS A TRUE AND SIMPLE PRAISE THEY GIVE, AND A PLEDGE TO DO WHATEVER THEY CAN TO HELP US ALL RECOVER.

I’M IN, HOW ABOUT YOU?

LET’S GO TO SLEEP TONITE DREAMING OF A BETTER WORLD, ONE OF THE FUTURE. 

 

 

 

LOTS OF LOVE:

XX:JW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WOW, HERE WE ARE!

 

I THOUGHT I MIGHT NEVER BE BACK! AND YOU TOO? HA HA, NOT SO FUNNY WHEN THE WORLD CRASHES IN AROUND US, IS IT? BUT I SUDDENLY HAD A LONGING TO SEE YOU, AND TALK TO YOU, MY LOVELY WORLD. AND WHAT BETTER TIME THAN NOW?

 

MY WORLD HAS TAKEN ON A SHINY  IMAGE, SOMETIMES UNBEARABLY BRIGHT AND OTHERS, NOT SO GOOD. THE FIRST FEW WEEKS WERE SO VERY WEIRD, AND I FOUND MYSELF GLUED TO THE TUBE. THEN WHOOPI TOLD US ON THE VIEW THAT WE MUST SOOTHE OUR MINDS WITH LOVELY THINGS AND WONDERFUL THOUGHTS, IN ORDER TO SURVIVE. AND SHE WAS RIGHT. AS SOON AS I STARTED THAT, MY SOUL SURFACED FROM ITS HIDING PLACE, AND MY STOMACH CRAWLED OUT OF HIDING.

 

WE ALL HAVE TIMES OF AMAZING CIRCUMSTANCES, BUT NOW EACH PERSON YOU SEE IS IN THE SAME SCARY HOUSE, IMAGINING ALL KINDS OF THINGS. I HAVE TAKEN TO MY GARDEN, AND THE OVERWHELMING GREENERY THAT HAS SPRUNG ABOUT THE BEDS FROM THE RAINS. MOTHER NATURE MADE IT CLEAR THAT WE NEEDED SOMETHING TO REMIND US OF LOVE.

 

MOST OF ALL, THE SOUNDS OF THE OCEAN, AND THE WIND IN MY FACE ARE THE BEST OF ALL. DEEP BREATHS TRAVEL INTO MY LUNGS, AND LIFE IS GOOD. THE BIRDS FLY AS USUAL, APPARENTLY THEY ARE IMMUNE (LIKE THE ANTS THAT HAVE ARRIVED ON MY BACK PATIO). REGARDLESS, MOTHER NATURE HAS SUPPLIED MANY THINGS TO STUDY.

AND SO I PAINT, AND I WRITE, AND I EDIT THE NEW BOOK. AND I SLEEP DEEPLY, AWAKENING HAPPY AND HOPING FOR THE BEST. I MISS YOU ALL A LOT, BUT I KNOW YOU ARE OUT THERE SENDING IT BACK. THIS TOO SHALL PASS, AND WHEN WE ARE BEYOND, WE WILL BE BETTER PEOPLE. AND STRONGER AND SMARTER. AND MORE TENDER.

 

ALL MY LOVE, FOREVER!

XX:JW

 

 

AH, YES, IT HAS BEEN THE GAME OF QUIET DISAPPEARANCE FOR ME RECENTLY, AND YOU HAVE MENTIONED IT A LOT. CAN’T SAY SORRY BECAUSE WHEN YOU ARE EMBEDDED IN THE FIGHT OF YOUR LIFE TO RELEASE THE THOUSANDS OF LOVELY BABIES CREATED FOR READING, NOTHING MUCH ELSE MATTERS! AND THEN, AS IF BY MAGIC, THE HARD WORK COMES TO FRUITION AND WE GRADUATE TO AMAZON! WHEW!

 

FOR THOSE UNFAMILIAR WITH THE GIANT OF ALL GIANTS OF MARKETING +++, IT IS A SNARE AND A DELUSION TO BELIEVE ANYTHING THERE IS SIMPLE. I PROMISE NOT TO WHIMPER, BUT LETS JUST SAY THAT I HAVE A FABULOUS TECH PERSON WHO HAS SAVED MY LIFE OVER THE PAST MONTHS. SHE SEES THINGS DIFFERENTLY THAN I DO, SO WE BALANCE OUT. HOLY SHIT, IT TAKES A VILLAGE JUST TO DECIPHER THE WAY THOSE AMAZON MASTERS DO THEIR THING. I LIKE TO SAY IT IS INTUITIVE. THINK LIKE THEY DO, AND SOMETHING MAGIC OCCURS.

AND SO IT IS WITH JOY THAT I INTRODUCE YOU TO LILY-JADE, VOLUME V OF MYSTIC ADVENTURES IN BIG SUR. THE TOUGHEST MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOK OF MY CAREER (SO FAR). IT IS ABOUT SOMETHING I KNEW NOTHING ABOUT, BUT DOVE IN ANYWAY. DYANNA FALCONER DOES NOT SHY AWAY FROM A CHALLENGE, SO SHE INSPIRES ME. TAKE A LOOK AT MY WEBSITE: WWW.JWWINSLOW.COM AND SEE WHAT YOU THINK!

LOTS OF LOVE, SERIOUSLY!

XX:JW

 

WEATHER ALERT! BAD STORMS AND MORE TROUBLE IF WE DON’T GET OUR PASSWORDS STRAIGHT!

HIGH PRAISE FOR MJ AND HER GENIUS! ONWARD TO THE MYSTIC TRAIN!

XX:JW