From the Author
I wrote this little adult fable for my oldest daughter, Christin.
At the time I was living with two teddy-bears, my computer, and a pig puppet (but that's another story).
My two bears would sit quietly while I wrote and I often felt as if they were trying to tell me something.
One day they told me their love story and I wrote it down as a gift for her 18th birthday.
It had been a very trying few years for me, and I had learned quite a bit, sadly the hard way, about love. I was hoping that this story would eliminate some of that hard way of learning for her.
After I gave the story to her, it just sat in my files while I wished I could think of something good to do with it.
About 9 years later my dear friend Kari read the story and for my birthday and hired an artist to illustrate it for me. She picked the perfect artist (as you will see) and in the process demonstrated love just as in the story.
But, life continued and I never had time to package and publish it and another 7 years went by while this fable about love continued to wait in my files.
And then love happened again.
One Christmas I confided to my husband, Del, how every Christmas I would think how wonderful it would be to put this story together and give it to my family and friends, but it never happened because I never had the time to do it.
Without hesitation, and all on his own, Del put aside his work and spent the next 5 days working on publishing the story for me. It was more beautiful than I ever thought it could be!
That was how this story ended up in a PDF form, but it still wasn't accessible to everyone.
Finally the gift of Ebooks arrived and now 24 years after writing it, we are publishing it for everyone to read.
For me, this is a timeless story, I hope it is for you.
It exists because of a love for my daughter, and love from the bears, and love from my friend, and love from my husband, and of course the story from Love Itself.
I hope you and your loved ones enjoy it, and benefit from its telling.
About the Author
Beca always wanted to be a writer, and a dancer.
Her first published article was in her seventh grade newspaper.
At sixteen she started her own dance school to pay for her classes. After marrying, moving to Southern California, and having three children, she continued to teach dance classes out of her home sutdio until she returned to college at age 28.
As a student at UCLA she founded Harbinger Dance Theatre and remembers those years as both extremely hard work, and overflowing fun.
After graduating with a Master's Degree in Dance, she worked at a variety of jobs, including more dance teaching, and a weird and wide variety of sales jobs.
The field of finance was so completely different from her years in the arts, she began studying it out of a desire for new knowledge that would assist her artist friends. Instead she ended up as a Certified Financial Planner and enjoyed a career that she stayed with for many years, and which helped clarify for her the idea of the power of perception.
Today, when not working together teaching and consulting, she and her husband, Delbert Lee Piper Sr. love to play with their combined family of children and grandchildren, and work in their garden.