This card matches your look, colours, and even the dog sits waiting for his copy.
I read and pause, re-read certain lines like these:
‘Only the house sighed, only the light shining in moved like waves on the floor. Still, there was comfort in it.’
I love the vision, Jane, and you saw it through in your world of curious green.
To pick up where you left off…
‘Their world was shifting, but the seasons wouldn’t, nature wouldn’t. Spring would always follow winter, and summer after that.’
Thank you for bringing me with you as you read.
Dear Jane, it’s everything everybody’s been saying already. I don’t want it to end. And I was afraid to start it because everyone said about not wanting to put it down. So yesterday the only times I left my bedroom was twice to eat and once to check the mail for my daughter but I had a final interruption at night when I had to attend a meeting. I can’t remember the last time I sat and read a book. So this is evoking all sorts of excitement. Of going into another world. And sharing in this new family that you have created so realistically.
My daughter who had stopped by told me that she’d gotten the mail and it looked like there was a book and she left it on the couch for me and I was so disappointed I was working a second job that night that I was afraid to even touch it but I couldn’t help it. I stopped by the house to rip it open anyway and just hold it in my hands even though I knew I couldn’t open it or start turning the pages yet.
Just came back in to my room to grab the book again. The weather is perfect the time of year is perfect. Isn’t it hard to believe that these words took years to put down on paper but it takes only hours or days for us to relive and get into this other world. And feel a part of. When I read about the three sisters in strength and I just got done with the Dana Ellen part. I went back to your dedication page to count how many sisters you had and that reminded me of your three daughters and the strength your family holds together. I do see a lot of you in these words. It’s incredible. And so are you. To have this within you and to be able to share it with others.
For a long time you were always with me every morning being the first thing I got to share in… your pictures, your words, your love of color.. I’m exited for your success. excited to share in your world you created. Excited to see these words come full circle and affect so many. It’s just the beginning.
Pine City, Minnesota.
Dear Kay, we are separated by distance but united by words, thank you so much. It makes the world feel very small and even warm. We have the book! Can you believe it? After all this time…
With Love, Jane
Painting by Paul Emile Chabas
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Dear Jane, I would also love to be a writer someday, like you. I’m just stuck in this poor region with poor sources I love your work. Vuyiseka. I’m in South Africa in the Eastern Cape. I am a first year student doing a bachelor of arts.
Dear Vuyiseka, what do you think you need that you haven’t already got? Are you a reader? Do you already write? The wonderful thing about writing of course is it’s free. If you have the basic tools then there’s nothing to stop you. And the more you write the better you will get. You have access to the internet for information, inspiration, a platform to publish your work and start to build a community. After that if you have the will, if it’s something you really want and you’re willing to work at, then you can do it. My advice is to create a regular writing habit, if you haven’t already. Being in a poor region is not going to stop you. If anything it might help you. You will already be used to difficulty and not afraid of a challenge. Many people around the world will be interested in you, your life, your thoughts. One thing that is difficult for all writers is often those around you won’t understand. And they probably won’t support you. That’s something you have to accept from the start. But you can do it. With Love, Jane.
Thanks a lot Jane I’ll start by creating a regular writing habit. I love you.
Thank you, Vuyiseka! I believe in you and you must believe in you.
Thank you sister.
Pierre Bonnard. French painter and printmaker, as well as a founding member of the Post-Impressionist group of avant-garde painters Les Nabis. 1867-1947