Since it’s April 1st and this story is from the April 1st issue of @people I thought it was appropriate to finally mention this printing publicly. Thank you Esmé for having me on your team. Thank you @flownash for choosing my work to accompany this story.
This piece is especially significant to me for a number of personal reasons and I’m so proud of Esmé for her commitment to her work and community, voice and self. She inspires me to keep going no matter the tired, the rejection, or even the wins because there are always more of both ahead. The wins fuel my belief and momentum. The rejections keep me from entering relationships that are not for my highest good.
March was life changing. In both wins and challenges. It roared like a lioness and left me and my broken car in a snowbank on a mountain pass (thankfully not down the hill.)
I used to pray that this year could please, please, please be easier than last. And It’s not. It’s more learning and growing. So, instead of facing what I don’t know with fear, I’m leaning into the unanswered questions with curiosity. How do I figure this out so that I can move ever closer to my dreams?
So, April, Ready to act The Fool? As my favorite tarot reader and amazing astrologer and design client @thetarotlady says, “The cards tell a story, but you write the ending,” so this April Fool’s I’m going to jump into all I dream for life and not think twice about it.
*Order Esmé Weijun Wang’s lated work, “The Collected Schizophrenias” online or at your LOCAL BOOKSTORE — my favorite bookstores in the west are Back of Beyond Books in MOAB, UT and The Boulder Bookstore in BOULDER, CO.
*Florence Nash, photo editor for People Magazine.