Saturday, January 2, 2010

Greetings from Darsie Beck

Hello this is Martine,

We got a wonderful mail from brilliant artist and writer Darsie Beck, son of Betty MacDonald's very charming sister Alison.

Fr., 1. Jan. 2010, 22:08

Good Late New Years Day all,

I simply want to wish all of you a wonderful day and a very special new year. Twenty Ten (2010), I've been waiting for this day just so I could write it at the top of my morning journal page. It sounds good when I say it and even easier to write then 2009; reason enough for this to be a very good year as far as I'm concerned.

I hope your imagination has been working overtime to create great plans for your new year. As usual, mine has been and at the same time I remind myself of just how grateful I am to live where I live and to have what I have. At the top of my gratitude list is my family, friends and community. For me this is going to me be a year of trying new things, a year of change, of learning, of travel - I've said to myself and to others somewhat jokingly and serious at the same time, "this year I'm going to learn to be an artist". I've even registered for a one day journal keeping workshop at the end of this month. I won't bore you with the details but I've got lot's of great plans for this year. Two thousand and nine was a good year with a beginning, a middle and an end and now January Twenty Ten is the month of new beginnings. I hope you are as excited as I am about the opportunities open to all of us in this new year.

And finally I say to myself, this is the year I truly become what by nature I was created to be.

Have a incredibly wonderful first day of the new year.

With Love and deep appreciation for your being,


Wolfgang Hampel had a phone call with brilliant artist and writer Darsie Beck, son of Betty MacDonald's very charming sister Alison. We are going to post more info soon.

Wolfgang Hampel, author of the Betty MacDonald Biography and Interviewer of Betty MacDonald's and Mary Bard's family and friends will receive the first Betty MacDonald Memorial Award sponsored by a Group of International Betty MacDonald Collectors.
There is a huge media interest in this price and we are going to publish a DVD about the Betty MacDonald Memorial Award.

We got a wonderful mail from Darsie Beck:

Sa., 21. Nov. 2009

I really appreciated Wolfgang Hampel's phone call - it was as though the spirit of Betty was with me all night.
Please thank him for me.

I simply want to say thank you for attending last nights Essential Nature book debut. I am basking this morning in the glow, the warmth and the support your presence generated. I hope you enjoyed yourself as much as I did and that this new day becomes the best day of your life.

Of course in hindsight there are many things I wanted to share but either spaced out or got carried away or who knows what but in the keep it simple category much if not all of what Your Essential Nature is all about is helping us create a heightened sense of awareness - of who I am and what is around me or what is my nature and what is the nature around me. It is about trying something new - doing something different - about creating good change in our lives - Author Dan Millman's new book Awareness is Power suggests "Learning is more than knowing something new; rather, it involves doing something new."

Thank you again for your attendance and your support.


Darsie Beck

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