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“The Law of Divine Compensation posits that this is a self-organizing and self-correcting universe: the embryo becomes the baby, the bud becomes a blossom, the acorn becomes an oak tree. Clearly, there is some invisible force that is moving every aspect of reality to its next best expression.” ~ Marianne Williamson

“Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so.” ~ Doris Lessing

Today is the day before our fortieth anniversary. It hardly seems possible. I love where we are in our relationship. We’re busy working on fun projects, as much or more so than when we were young.

Since we are taking the entire weekend to celebrate, I won’t keep you long.

There are advantages to getting older. Oh, sure, we ache a little more but I’m feeling much more confident about being creative. I don’t worry what other people think and it feels like my intuition is working at a much higher level. That’s why I started my Story~Power podcast.

I’ve been listening to Anne Bogel’s podcast, “What Should I Read Next”, for a year or so and I love it. But as my first guest, Dave Dahl said, Shakespeare didn’t write in a niche, he wrote for the wealthy as well as the men working in the mines. “He wrote for everyone.” And the more I listened to Anne’s podcast, which is a niche program, I wanted to produce my own podcast where I could discuss a wider range of topics. I’m interested in books, movies, TV shows, and plays in all different styles and genres and I wanted to share all those with my listeners. One or more of my guests and I even talk about music and visual arts and the stories they tell.

There is just something about encountering the stories of people who are like me, and very different than me, that opens up my emotions and helps me feel more deeply connected to the rest of humanity. That’s what I want to share with my listeners.

I never thought I’d say this, but I love every aspect of producing this podcast. I love learning how to use the technology. I love the conversations, the editing, and prepping for publication. I even love sharing about it on social media, which I’ve been avoiding lately because it can be so contentious. I’m energized in a way I never thought I would be at sixty-seven years old. It’s as if I’ve finally come into my purpose.

For me, being “forced” to stay home has been like reaping the seeds of ideas that have been floating around in my mind for a long time. I’m basking in the energy of what is flowering.

If you’re so inclined to listen and help me spread the word, go to Apple, Google, and Spotify podcast apps and rate or write a review for Story~Power. Episode three, which airs on August 19, is the second part of my conversation with my sister Celeste. She and I talk about classic books and movies as well as more modern ones like the MCU series and what we’ve learned from each of them. In fact I found each conversation with my guests immensely satisfying. I have learned a lot from them.

Well, I’m off to celebrate. Have a lovely weekend. Stay safe and healthy. Blessings to you all.

Lucinda Sage-Midgorden © 2020

Lucinda is the author of The Space Between Time, an award finalist in the “Fiction: Fantasy” category of the 2017 Best Book Awards.

Have you ever experienced life shattering events? Yeah, most of us have. In The Space Between Time, Jenna Holden gets slammed by her fiancé walking out, her mother’s untimely death, and losing her job all in one week. But she receives unexpected help when she finds her three-times great-grandmother’s journals and begins the adventure of a lifetime.

The Space Between Time is available in all ebook formats at Smashwords and for Kindle at Amazon, or you can find the ebook at iBooks or Barnes and Noble. If you prefer a physical copy, you can find a print-on-demand version at Amazon. Stay tuned for news when the audiobook version is published.

Published by lucindasagemidgorden

I grew up in the West, the descendant of people traveling by wagon train to a new life. Some of their determination and wanderlust became a part of me. I imagine them sitting around the campfire telling stories, which is why I became first a theatre artist, then a teacher and now a writer. They are all ways of telling stories.

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