|INTRODUCING MYRTLE THE TURTLE, Art by Hallelujah Truth|
Hallelujah for the MAGIC OF POSSIBILITY! Hallelujah for stories we tell about our beautiful MOTHER EARTH! Here you see my rendering of a sea turtle from Ron Shaklee's story, "The (Mis)adventures of Maria the Hutia." Myrtle the Turtle is squealing with delight at reuniting with the ocean after years of captivity in the zoo. Myrtle is the wise woman of the sea, and with her years of experience, she is going to help poor lost Maria the Hutia find her pristine island where Bahamian hutias still exist.
In the "(Mis)adventures of Maria the Hutia," Maria is cast into the vast ocean and swept away from her home. She is alone in an open sea of POSSIBILITIES! Her story is one of discovery and friendship as she JOURNEYS forth in her life.
Like Maria, Ron Shaklee and I (Ruth Schowalter) are dwelling in POSSIBILITY! We are looking for a way to publish this story in order to "teach" about Bahamian hutias and endangered species. We want to wake people up and get their creative juices flowing about what each one of us can to do to nurture MOTHER EARTH.
If any of you PILGRIMS know of available funding to help us publish this story, please SOUL BLOG with me. Our current plan is to publish the story with the Gerace Research Centre on the island of San Salvador in the Bahamas. "The (Mis)adventures of Maria the Hutia" will be made available to researchers and university students for purchase. Our primary goal is to give a book to each child on the island of San Salvador. To do that, we need funding!
JOYFULLY I make may way on this EARTH. I am a PILGRIM looking for FELLOW TRAVELERS. Our JOURNEYS are works in progress. I live in the REALM OF POSSIBILITIES. Hallelujah! That's Coffee with Hallelujah! Write me and share your stories about caring for MOTHER EARTH and ideas for getting "The (Mis)adventures of Maria the Hutia" out into the sea of life!