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First Attempt

A single moment in a day
of physical therapy.
Learning trust.

*originally published on my Medium blog – Story Story Night Link and Image below were shared with permission*

This day was a special day.  In the growing frustrations and fear in the recovery process, there was this day.  The best way for me to share it with you is what already exists.

For the Love of Paper (link opens in new tab; my story begins approximately 9:40 minutes)

Story Story Night’s Jodi E. invited me to tell a story.  I chose to describe the day the above drawing was created.  It describes briefly what happened in September of 2015, and why paper is one of my great loves.

Thank you again to Story Story Night. for inviting me to tell you a story “Dazed and Confused: Rocked and Rollin’ stories”.  There are three great stories!  Enjoy.

Each day I prayed.  Each day I listened.  Each day I used every tool in my tool chest. Lavender Energy Washes, Yoga Nidra, and Prayer.  I am thankful for it all, and thankful for friends, family, and my physical and occupational therapists.  They Rock!

Little did I know how important this night at Story Story Night would be for me.  Ushering a new kind of storytelling and level of experimentation in my work.  Motivation and encouragement.

It meant so much to me; more than they may ever know.  But, I hope they do. I love them so.  Thank you Sam and Jodi!

paint much love, always,
Connie Karleta Sales
a.k.a. This Crooked Little Flower

“Dazed and Confused”, Story Story Night, Boise, Idaho, Photo Credit: Paul Budge
“Dazed and Confused”, Story Story Night, Boise, Idaho, Photo Credit: Paul Budge