|Julia's mom drove her 2 1/2 hours to come to the Mamacita Holiday Show|
|Julia (13) didn't know when they set off on Sunday morning that she was going to meet me!|
Julia's favorite passage from the book (she circled it!) is on page 21, under Time to Play:
"...I've seen plenty of blank journals. We don't often get the opportunity to see the journals that are just started and brimming with promise, half-full and beginning to splay. full to bursting, spilling over with bits of paper, overflowing with color, words, images ... .
If you go through one of my journals, you will find incomplete pages, messy ugly pages, beautiful pages. Pages full of writing and some with art. ... In this way, a journal imitates life. It is not a TV family or an ad with a successful woman wearing great boots. It is wabi-sabi; beautiful and dying; ugly and alive. It has a true, deep beauty like a woman over 50."
Thank you Julia and your mom/chauffeur.
Also ... a beautiful show.