Today, Julianna told me that this is all a dream.
I was standing over her bed when she said this. I was a dream, our conversation was a dream – even the hug I gave her was part of her dream.
“So silly,” I said. “If this is a dream, where’s the real Julianna? What’s she like?”
“She can walk. She can breathe without a mask,” Julianna answered.
My first thought (fleeting): This is feeling like the St. Elsewhere series finale – you know, with the snow globe.
My second: She’s right.
There is something more true than the reality we know, and I believe that Julianna is closer to it than anyone I’ve met. She told me today that she always sees herself walking and going on adventures. I believe that this is more than her imagination: it is a vision of what is to come.
And speaking of her imagination and her adventures….
We are excited to announce that Julianna’s book is finally available!!!
- 66 pages, full color
- features 3 adventures: stories by Julianna, illustrations by Christine Stalie
- $20.52 (plus tax and shipping) on lulu.com
- all proceeds will go to CMTA
This book was a labor of love. Christine spent months bringing Julianna’s stories to life. (J, of course, had distinct and precise ideas about how things should look and what colors to use.) We tried to use Julianna’s words as much as possible.
Julianna imagines a world without CMT. This book gets us closer to that reality. Please buy a copy and spread the word!