Page 27 – sprinkled with silver stars

by Kelley Smoot Garrett
Austin, Texas

Now we get to a crucial page in our story, wherein it is revealed what Princess April must do in order to return to Fairyland.

This page holds what I consider to be the singularly most-important illumination of the entire story – that of the Wise Wizard’s large book.

The wizard's book: Not only does it have the page numbers and delineated margins, but the writing is also clearly discernible. Check it out and see what is written there. Quite an illumination!

The wizard’s book: “Not only does it have the page numbers and delineated margins, but the writing is also clearly discernible. Check it out and see what is written there. Quite an illumination!” ~ Danny Garrett, restoration artist for Princess April Morning-Glory

If you’ve been wondering why the name of the publisher of Letitia Fairbanks’ literary works is Sandramantos Publishing, then this illumination will answer your question – it’s a magic word. And ask anyone who’s braved the book publishing world post-Internet and they’ll tell you, you need magic to make it in today’s publishing world, so magic is built right into our publication house’s name!

That this page arrives during our year-long serialization of Princess April Morning-Glory is most propitious, given the release this week of the eBook version of Princess April Morning-Glory (a MOBI format is available).

MOBI-format eBook of Letitia Fairbanks' "Princess April Morning-Glory"

MOBI-format eBook of Letitia Fairbanks’ “Princess April Morning-Glory”

This illumination is also one that transports you back in time, to when a child could read the words, “Then if there is no malice in thy heart toward any living creature…” and not feel it an impossible quest because there used to be adults that acted on this principle of “no malice in thy heart toward any living creature.” Unfortunately today, in 2013, if you speak of “no malice in thy heart toward any living creature,” it is instantly judged that you are a cock-eyed optimist, New Age coach, or some poor benighted soul living in a fantasy world. People have forgotten that not hating anything, much less any living creature, is even possible.

And the concept of doing good deeds – without any expectation of receiving anything in return — that’s a timeless habit that everyone – especially anyone in the public eye, in front of cameras, and speaking from a position of authority – would do well to adopt. Just imagine – if everyone was to do three good deeds before they returned home each night, what kind of world would be created? Now imagine that happening with everyone, everywhere.

It all starts with you. What kind of a world would you create, if you had to do three good deeds to make it home again?

Till next week, dear readers….

 

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