New Releases for January 2022!

Hey, everyone! Story here. Happy New Year! I hope you all had a happy holiday season (though I'm not so happy when the fireworks go off on New Year's Eve--they really scare me!). We've got two new stories this month: "One Life" and "Heart to Heart." Can you believe it? Kate and Michael finally get married! I love weddings--especially if the dog gets to bring the rings down the aisle! We are so proud to be part of the wedding when that happens!

One Life

The first new release is "One Life" by Kathy Matthes. This is another story for the True Love Imagined Collection.

I love how it begins: "A feeling of awe crept into my soul as I looked in the mirror and realized that I would soon join my life with yours into one life. On this day, we would stand together before our family and friends, who had gathered together to witness the holy and consecrated act of becoming one flesh."

I don't really understand how two human beings can become one human being, but that is what happens in this story to Kate and Michael. I'm so excited that they finally get married and can start a new life together. Even though I'm a dog, I still get teary-eyed at the end when they kiss. I'm sorry to report that there are no dogs in this wedding, but it does capture the simple wedding ceremony shared with family and friends. No, I didn't get a piece of cake either!

James Copperthwaite’s “Memory of a Love” piano piece captures the simple beauty of Kate and Michael's wedding. I love the somewhat humorous pauses, too!

Heart to Heart

The second new release is "Heart to Heart" by Kathy Matthes. This is a new poetry2music for the True Love Imagined Collection.

This poem captures the romance of Kate and Michael’s wedding dance where only the two exist in time at that moment:

"You take me in your arms, and all else fades away. You fix your eyes on mine, and I am lost in them. Your step is my step. Your breath is my breath. Your hand is my hand. Your face is all I see. There is no thought. There is no effort. There is no time or place-- only the music and you."

I love Paul Reeves' “Poignant Memory” music for this poem because it conveys the gentle, yet mesmerizing, waltz of their first dance! The poem fits nicely with the rhythm of the music. I can see why they chose this music for their wedding dance--it's easy to get lost in it. I wish dogs could waltz, but we have too many legs!

Well, that’s it for now. Have a safe and happy new year! See ya next time!


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