The book was named Contradictions because I am/was a walking contradiction, always wanting to love and then running in the opposite direction. My actions and heart often contradict themselves but I tell you, I assure you what is written in these books is the truth of my heart, my soul, and my mind. At the age of 12 I learned of the healing power of writing, how writing helped me release the pain and find myself.
I dedicate this book to every missing and murdered Indigenous soul, and to the lost and to the youth, hold on. Create. Believe. Hope. Love.The book was named Contradictions because I am/was a walking contradiction, always wanting to love and then running in the opposite direction. My actions and heart often contradict themselves but I tell you, I assure you what is written in these books is the truth of my heart, my soul, and my mind. At the age of 12 I learned of the healing power of writing, how writing helped me release the pain and find myself.
I dedicate this book to every missing and murdered Indigenous soul, and to the lost and to the youth, hold on. Create. Believe. Hope. Love.
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This day has been one of renewal, release and reckoning. My poetry/blurb books, Contradictions and Dragon Breath, were published at lulu.com. My emotions have been high from the beginning of the day, beginning with my cat running and jumping over me as she chased something. I’m not sure what it was but it flew past my head strongly, hit the window, and ricocheted off my curtain. She looked carefully around my perimeter and stayed glued to my side for about fifteen minutes before she decided to let me be alone. The energy around me has been electric today. Summer has truly blown in with the fiery breath of the spirit of the dragon. My guides have been working hard but my soul even harder. Dragon Breath was written during the last two and half years of reading, researching, charting incessantly, studying them, putting them in a recognizable order, and writing the third and fourth Whitewolf Visions books, finding and losing love and myself, and working in a funeral home which have all influenced my words and helped direct my soul. I have so very much to learn yet and am looking forward to December 21, 2019 when Whitewolf Visions: On the Wings of Quetzalcoatl and Xolotl is released as a set with Whitewolf Visions Books 2 and 3. I truly think this is the way the books should have been published in the first place. Together. As one. I am paving this path with numbers, words, blurbs I sometimes call poems and all with the help of the soul of the universe and of course the one and only Lord Byron who I’m sure even he shakes his head at me, I know he champions me, and understands me more than anyone living. So I’ve really been waiting for this day and am ready to focus on the path of most resistance. Dragon Breath is named so to honour the spirit and soul of the fire dragon I was born with on June 11, 1976. ~ Candalee Beatty
…Mostly, I’m tired of loving quietly, in the shadows, trying to be someone, or something I’m not..when I’m so obviously something else, from somewhere else…I told him he was “something else”…and I think, perhaps, I might be the same…but we’re not the same…isn’t that strange…he lives in my dreams with me, that’s where I get to love him forever…that’s where I dwell…in my dreams…living the dream…here I am….~ Candalee Beatty
Percy is on the long list of men who helped keep the flame flickering, by changing their birth dates. There were of course the ones the numbers were meant for, and there were the ones who helped keep the flame of truth alive, while others buried their heads. ~ Candalee
“Percy Bysshe Shelley, August 4, 1792 ~ July 8, 1822, was one of the major English Romantic poets, and is regarded by some as among the finest lyric, as well as epic, poets in the English language. A radical in his poetry as well as in his political and social views, Shelley did not see fame during his lifetime, but recognition for his poetry grew steadily following his death. Shelley was a key member of a close circle of visionary poets and writers that included Lord Byron; Leigh Hunt; Thomas Love Peacock; and his own second wife, Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein.” ~ Wikipedia
In 1816, Mary Shelley spent a lot of time with Byron after his “self-exile.” During one of their boating excursions and conversations of ghost stories, she developed the idea for Frankenstein.
After her husband Percy Bysshe Shelley died, Byron petitioned support for her child from her husband’s father, and employed her to “copy manuscripts of his poems.” ~ from a book I just acquired two days ago.
During the time of writing these books I made a point NOT to read all or much of Byron’s work, or that of any other names in this book.
What I focussed on was the books I had in my house and hand, and even then, the Selected Letters of Lord Byron that I referenced didn’t get a full front to back read yet as I found it towards the end of the research and writing.
I made a decision to purposely steer away from his words because I did not want to be influenced while I was on the journey through the books and art. I needed the interpretations and correlations to be my own.
Now that I am allowing myself to read the works of these men, women and am honing in on other books I know I need to complete the series in Book 3.
I went to the bookstore by accident when I found this “new” book with Byron’s letters and journals, I won’t reveal any of the books I found the other day…until the third book is done…I am on the hunt for….for…..the journey and findings can be found at:
I am writing to no one in particular and in no particular order….but if there should be a reader who came to this page looking to read something written by me, you will have to wait until the manuscripts are accepted or rejected and given back to me. I am currently working on two novels but the poetry is what I am referring here in terms of current manuscripts. Fingers crossed and as ever my hopes are high and my dreams are larger than ever….
I thank you for your light, love and patience.