Where I Came From
I never really thought that I would see this beautiful story in print.
But it happened.. and it is even better then I could have dreamed.
The amazing illustrations by my incredibly talented and beautiful friend Eleni are beyond words.
This is a story for all ages. It speaks to the heart. Forged and created with love- it offers the gift of internal connection.
The story behind Butterfly Kisses.....
21 year old me sits bored in a Science Class at University. Then panic hits... I remember I have an assignment due for my Children's Literature class. We have to write a book. I picked up my pen and scribbled a story down. It just flowed. I knew the words. The story and the ending.
Fast forward- my lecturer hands me back my book. She announces to the class that she wants me to read it as she can't. Her words 'I just cry'. So I read it aloud. Not a dry eye in the class. It was the first time in my life, I felt the true power of words.
The manuscript got shoved in a pile- forgotten about until my own father passed away. I was devastated. I happened upon Butterfly Kisses and read it. I wailed and wailed and wailed. But something magical happened. It was my roadmap for grief. The innocent journey of this child to find her father was the journey I took. It didn't matter it was written from a child's perspective, that was actually the true gift- grief knows no age. The innocence and simplicity of the journey was the true power. It was simple- you have to unlock and feel the pain, in order to find your connection to them again.
Then I met Eleni, an incredibly insanely talented artist. Words just don't do her justice. The energy of her work burst through you like whispers from your soul. I knew at that moment she would bring my words alive. Each picture is 3 dimensional- still blows me away the power of divine energy. I knew I needed to turn this into a complete sensory experience. Then came Butterfly Kisses the short movie.
For anyone young and old hurting from loss, Butterfly Kisses has a healing power I have never seen before. It opens you to the power of love, and it is that re connects you to your loved one.
It was my start... it evolved to the world of film. BLINK screenplay co written has won 14 international screenwriting awards.
Everything I do has a powerful message of love, hope, faith and the magic of life!
All my love