For Deborah…

You are a rare vintage of wisdoms
That mirror back to me my own shine
Even when I have forgotten
And gotten lost in the doldrums
Of mediocrity dreaded
But too often inhabited by an artist
Yesterday, you reminded me
Though in great personal pain
(Because you are generous like that)
You reminded me once again
Others may try,
But your particular prism
Renders observances so deep, so profound
So simple and plain
Who can dispute such Truths
You who are so very precious to me
A treasure the universe has delivered
My heart beckons wide to include you
So that my soul can revel
At your marvelous existence and your words
I adore you…..
Thank you…..
Once again
How fortunate and blessed we are to have found one another….

How I got a Book Reading in Costa Rica at Amor de Mar, Montezuma

                The gorgeous setting of Amor de Mar

And its expats from Germany, Connecticut, Canada, the Hamptons, Bulgaria
Healers, Masseuses, Yoga teachers, a Masseuse, Chef and Music Makers.


There is a wonderful and generous spirit in a small beach area close to the small town of Montezuma.  Her name is Cordula Meyers.


I told her I had written a book…and she said, “oh, we must have a book reading!”  I started to sputter my protests and she said, “the author is in town.  How rare is that? ”

And so my book reading was born…

I read from both books of Destiny’s Consent:  Book I, The Gypsy’s Song and Book II, Lions and Gondolas.

good whole group to me
The preparation was a joy in which my soul and my heart sang delighted songs of rediscovery.  How I love both of these books, though I must have read them a thousand times, and probably will read them again a thousand times, to which I look forward.

Laura reading fb
While rehearsing a passage, the Howler Monkeys decided to get into the act, with their loud territorial roars to one another.  I raised my voice, for I was in the thick of it and not to be deterred by a little roaring.  MT came out and said he couldn’t believe I was trying to out volume them…LOL!