Tuesday, July 01, 2014

The excitement of finding my book on Amazon and Kobo

Happy Canada Day! Being Canadian is an important part of how I see the world. When I started to wonder how to explain the interaction of conscious thinking, unconscious processing and the body, I naturally thought about Canada. So many different regions, each distinct and able to live well on its own, but each living better as part of a wonderful nation. That's when a friend developed this logo for me.


Over the years, my understanding of how thinking works has developed. I've built on that initial hunch that we are integrated beings where different parts retain their unique properties but also come together so that something amazing can emerge. Sometimes now, we wrap that understanding around our logo so that it looks like this:


Today, I discovered that my new book has appeared at Kobo and at Amazon. Although it was wonderful to hold the first hard copy in my hands, seeing it available for e-readers all over the world dazzles me. I now take my place with all the Canadians who are creating something for each other and for the world around us.  That's a wow.  Humbling and exciting.

I am so proud of my country. It's beautiful. We are trying to do a lot of good things together. We make wonderful music and art and books. Did you know our children's literature is amazing? Have you stepped into the ocean in BC and in the Maritimes? Have you seen the Northern Lights (I haven't really yet but it's on my list)? Can you imagine the late afternoon light in the Prairies over all those miles of golden grasses?

Because it was today when I found my book on Amazon and Kobo, I will forever have all those magnificent moments of being Canadian wrapped into my excitement at taking my small place in standing as a Canadian in a big, big world.  Here's the cover of my book:


The maple leaf forever!  Happy Canada Day!

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