Wednesday, June 13, 2018

How far would you go to find yourself?

The Blue Wings of the Dragonfly is a heartfelt tale of triumph and tragedy, of being tested by the universe over and over. In reading it, you'll feel as though you're simply having a conversation with the author, one in which she takes you into the most personal aspects of her life. It tugs at your heartstrings, and you'll likely find yourself tearing up – but ultimately leaving with a feeling of hope for yourself and for this life.

— Chelsea Young, Editor-in-Chief of So Scottsdale! magazine and Author of the forthcoming children's book, The Color of Mother.  

In this all-too-human memoir, you'll walk casually through childhood moments and adult routines, periodically seized with fear, shame, anger, trauma and deep loss as you journey through Roggeman's world. Veiled thinly beneath the graceful and sweet story line is everyone's journey through life. Messy, absurd and over flowing with affliction and loss. It speaks to us of being human through pain, yet always alluding to change, growth and hope. It is about loving who you are, giving back to society and embracing your fears. We don't realize all the things we internalize. They dwell in the shadows of our mind. It takes courage to not be afraid of revealing or feeling your hidden emotions. It's okay to be vulnerable. Moving and tender, you're driven towards unity and possibility as you cry and smile with her.
      It's compelling and written from the heart. By chance? I think not. Everything happens for a reason. We may not recognize it at the time, but the reason is eventually revealed. I learned to be the dutiful daughter, the caring mother, the loving wife and the devoted sibling. Somewhere in all of this, I lost myself along the way. My hope is that this book will help others to find themselves. To have a better understanding of life and what makes you happy, sad, joyful, fearful and loved. To follow your inner guidance to listen and know that in the silence is where you will find yourself, for you are never alone. My hope is that you discover your BLISS!
Russell Vann
PO Box 1223
Conifer Colorado 80433-1223

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