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Lucy Plays Panpipes for Peace Paperback – March 5, 2010
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By Richard Weekley
"Appreciate the sun - it's where life comes from. / Appreciate the night - a time to rest. / Appreciate your mom - without her you wouldn't be here. / Appreciate your Dad - ditto as above. / Appreciate when someone is a jerk - your are learning self-control. / Appreciate the harsh weather - you are learning endurance. / Appreciate not having everything you want - you are learning to value what you do have. /
Appreciate everything - for everything is part of your very life itself."
Lynette Yetter's Lucy Plays Panpipes for Peace is laced with gems of wisdom--simple, straight forward, and direct from the heart. In fact, this novel is like entering a good and trusting heart, a heart that believes that following one's inner intuition leads to the ultimate unfolding of life's essence. Which is not to say that the path is easy, or popular, or that the heart doesn't get broken more than once. Yet, it is not the "heart-breaks" that matter, but how Lucy forges on and seeks a deeper teaching when her expectations and hopes shatter.
It was the noted mythologist, Joseph Campbell, who urged others to "follow your bliss." This is where Lucy begins, a place most of us only intellectually consider. Upon hearing panpipes Lucy, just another California woman, devotes herself to going to where the panpipes are played, meeting and speaking with the players and becoming a piper herself. She equips herself with Spanish, Quechua, pure passion, and a plane ticket to Peru.
How little Lucy knew.
And so it is we readers get the ride of our lives as we are plunged into the unknowns of place and culture. Lucy's bus gets blockaded by angry farmers who refuse to let it pass.Read more ›
At first, I kept wishing for more exposition, but then I realized this book is not trying to be a standard novel--it's storytelling. From then on, I enjoyed it thoroughly. (Expectations can really get in the way, can't they?)
A good story always makes me wonder--"what would I do in a situation like that?" Lucy demonstrates how a Buddhist might handle some very challenging situations, resulting in win-win resolutions.
The structure of your novel is unique, insertions of poetry (yeah!) with art, and an on going letter with Aunt Bert, who seems to be Lucy's guiding light. At roughly 60,000 words you have created a world that breathes real, and draws the reader with passion. Good job Lynette.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book, makes you happy and there are some great experiences in here. Historically correct, and very relatable. I hope she writes another book.Published on January 27, 2014 by Amazon Customer
I Edward Sanchez, an SGI-USA member. The title explains how we operate. This is an Buddhist Organization/Religion. Thank you for publishing this book.Published on September 4, 2012 by Edward Sanchez