Day 12 In Search of my Blogging Identity “The Land of the Little People”

“Behold, The land of the Little People…of which I am just one!”     

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When I was a young mother, my children, niece, and nephews used to gather around as I told them make-believe stories. Fascination glowed from captivated faces. Otherwise squirming bodies calmed as together we set out on adventures into a magical land of little people.     

     

The little people slept in tulips, bathed in goblets, and rode rapids in walnut shells.     

                  

This was a world of sweet dreams.     

     

Then we all grew up…no longer visiting this mystical land. Life became far too serious and our imaginations fell asleep along with the stories     

I am rediscovering this magical world of my imagination. “The Land of the Little People” lives once again. In my dreams, there is a magical book with a secret compartment where the little people live with tiny tools. At night when youth sleep, they crawl out and make wonderful gifts for them.     

     

By day, I go to work in my adult form. I gaze into faces of youth who boast of negative things trying to appear all grown up. Once in a while, the guard drops long enough for a child to reappear. Then I take out my trusty tools of the imagination and try to build the gift of wonder—before the barrier snaps back up once again.

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About JoDee Luna

“I’m lost in a love affair with portrait painting!” JoDee Luna confesses. This author, artist, and educator describes herself as a creative eclectic due to her diverse history, multiple talents, and various career pursuits. She enjoys a host of creative expressions: mixed media, mask making, floral designing, photography, sculpture, and gardening. JoDee believes the creative process infuses her with the courage to try on new artistic identities, take inspired risks, and explore imaginative ideas. She seeks to share her insights with others through her book, Refrain from the Identical: Insight and Inspiration for Creative Eclectics and website by the same name, http://refrainfromtheidentical.com. Both provide helpful tips and inspiration for artistic multi-taskers, those who enjoy various forms of artistic expression.
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