As I write these words, its early spring. I’m sitting at a small table in my star wagon. My windows are open, allowing a cool breeze to waft through the room. The drafts flicker the flame of a nearby candle and flutter the pages of my Creation Book as I try to write these words.
Children are playing outside.
Though the trappings of my existence may be different than yours, I am very much the same as you. I have my hopes, dreams and fears.
I want people to live the rainbow life, even as I know that society often paints pictures that are often more gloomy, glamorous or gaudy than the simple, multi-hued one that I have to offer.
Some have called me a stoic. For those of you who don’t know the term, stoicism has a lot to do with not letting the stuff going on outside of you take control of your inner life.
I strive to be aware of what’s going on around me and working on things that I believe need fixing.
I don’t seek perfection. That is a fools journey.
I observe, inquire and ask why.
Some people believe I’m a little dense at times. I don’t let that stop me from inquiring after their point of view.
I listen. I ponder. I struggle.
When my thoughts have fermented enough, I write missives that I hope creatures—born and created—will read and take to heart.
You don’t have to believe what I say. You don’t even have to believe in me. What I do hope is that you will open your mind to new thoughts and ways of seeing things.
I don’t believe in shoulds, oughts or have-tos.
I believe in the Magic.
I believe that each of us has a piece of the Magic inside.
I believe we all have a purpose, just as I believe that we can honor or ignore our purpose if we choose.
I believe the Magic can direct us through whatever shocks and awes that life delivers.
I believe that there is more than one way to get to a destination.
I believe that bad events don’t preclude great outcomes.
I write these things—to my world and yours—because life can be scary.
Sometimes, life can be short.
Despite these uncertainties, we can prepare our hearts, souls and minds to tackle whatever challenges come our way.
—Jellybean Reds, Creator of Little Creatures