A Reflective Journey
About the Book
Traveling Streams: A Reflective Journey presents a collection of observations, poems, and short stories—all inspired by traveling to or living in different cities around the world, such as Paris, Chicago, and Boston. It reminds the observer that beauty is always around for those who simply take a second look. It shows how every place has its own gifts and energies. Window Washer Bravado #1 Yesterday, while working on Michigan Avenue, I looked out of my window because I saw this rope hanging from the building. Later, I noticed that it was actually a pulley! Then, I saw that is was a man sitting on a small board cleaning the windows of the building, one pane at a time! I looked closer and noted the precision with which he worked. He looked like he could have been in his thirties. I felt,” That is so brave to take on job like that!” And here we are, afraid to do the small things in life. This man puts his life on the line every day! It taught me a lesson: Forge ahead with courage; it could always be worse. Hats off to the window washers of skyscrapers!
About the Author
Lynn M. Dixon, an educator and former bookseller, currently lives in her hometown of Chicago and works as a teacher-librarian, encouraging youth to enjoy the beauty of reading a good book. Traveling Streams: A Reflective Journey is Dixon’s second book; she has also written several feature stories for newspapers.