One of the things that keeps me going these days is thinking about Julianna’s legacy.
It’s a bit daunting, because her legacy needs to reflect who she was: bright, lovely and startling. Ridiculously funny. A force. Powerful, pure love.
I have ideas, and many of them are grand. They require resources that seem out of reach. Money and logistics aren’t my thing, and you need both to start a movement.
If I have learned anything, though, it is this: if you allow it, God will exceed — everything. Your expectations, pipe dreams, the fantastic stuff of your imagination, the ache deep within — all of it. It won’t be as you planned, and it feels uncomfortable sometimes, but it will be amazing in the true sense of the word.
So we start with Julianna’s words: Love is a superpower.
And we’ve made a t-shirt:
A large part of Julianna’s legacy will involve, of course, fighting CMT. All proceeds from this t-shirt will go to CMTA.
And there’s a Facebook page: Love is a Superpower.
Right now, the FB page is like her legacy: a work in progress. Please join and help us shape J’s legacy.
P.S. About the t-shirts. To answer your anticipated questions,
Why are they gray??
There is precedent for this. This was one of J’s favorite dresses:
She asked for it often, saying: “If you want casual, you have casual. If you want fancy, you have fancy!”
So, in order to have wide appeal, the shirt is mostly casual and just a bit fancy. Hopefully there will be more shirts to come, and there will be variable ratios of casual:fancy.
I don’t live in the US. Can I still buy the shirt?
The shirt will also be available in: Canada, Netherlands, Australia, Singapore, India, U.K., Germany, Malaysia, Philippines, Belgium, Spain, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Switzerland, France
(The blog gets the highest number of page views from these countries. If you want a t-shirt and live somewhere else, let me know. We’ll try something.)