Patt and I go back about five years. We met through Saturday Writers, St. Peters, Missouri. I immediately liked her great sense of humor, and her matter-of-fact personality.
When I was looking for poets and writers to contribute to my ‘healing’ coffee table book, FOLLY BEACH DANCES, Patt was one of my first picks. Actually, all of the women in my writer’s critique group were first ’round’ picks.
Here are Patt’s reflections on one of the poems in the book titled “Pole Dance.”
Hope you enjoy!
“The messages in the verses I wrote for Folly Beach Dances are rooted in my decades of experience as a professional writer, life coach, and therapist.
However, my imagination was instantly ignited by the crisp unique quality of Sheree and Russell’s photos.
I do not have a favorite of the five I contributed, but the life lesson in Pole Dance on page 30 is one to which all can relate. The stark angularity and tangled crisscrossing of the poles reminded me that life is never simple or running in a straight line.
And that while savoring success is important, embracing lessons from mistakes and crosses in our life is an enriching process that leads to newness and growth.”
Patt Hollinger Pickett, LMFT, M.Ed., Ph.D.
Author of The Marriage Whisperer