The Story of You allows us to access the magical world of the child - a joyous place to be. There is a simplicity in the words that encompass 'everything' so that it is the grown-up's story too. The joy and freshness of the children's illustrations both capture and complement the underlying storyline which could be summarized as: "Welcome to a wonderful world you beautiful child "
About the Author
Gerald Schaefer grew up in Cut Bank, Montana a small town near the Blackfeet Indian Reservation and Glacier National Park to the west and Alberta, Canada to the north (I have to pinpoint a little cause not everyone has seen the movie.)
In 1954 I went away to a Catholic boarding school in De Pere, Wisconsin for 3 of my 4 high school years. Upon graduating, I attended a Norbertine monastery, also in De Pere, where I studied for the priesthood for 4 years.
After leaving the priesthood path, I taught in various schools in the midwest and California until retiring from Los Angeles Unified School District in 2000 where I had been teaching Special Education at Edison Middle School.
I have two children and four grandchildren from my first marriage as well as two stepchildren and four grandchildren from my second marriage. My second wife died in August from AZ. My first wife still resides near Madison, Wisconsin.
My life took a dramatic turn when I read The Power of Now, recommended by a classmate at Cut Bank High School reunion in 2008. Since then I have experienced new, added dimensions to 'my' life (not sure if it's 'mine' anymore), which exceed anything I might have previously imagined.
To put it simply, life now 'works,' whereas it previous didn't (and was problematic at best, catastrophic at worst).
Or even more simply, I have no complaints!