My upbringing in several cities included simple fond memories. Tiny frogs, growing watermelons and bright zinnia flowers, Matilda (cat), mudpies, and climbing huge pine trees. These all shaped my capacity for wonderment. Throughout my life, including marriage, children, divorce, and teaching, these memories remained a source of inspiration and empowerment. I jumped ship off a spiritual path that seemed to provide unlimited possibilities but disillusioned instead. I am grateful to experience unbridled providence again, including connecting back to trees and fairies in upstate New York. I adore two comforter cats, Willy and Tilly, (brother and sister) who show great interest in my fabric art and fun crafting projects. I bring a passion for creativity and childlike wonder to my writings.