Stripe and Yellow celebrate their eBook launch!

i Oct 27th 4 Comments by

Stripe and Yellow discussing ebook“Hello world,”  “It sure is big out here in cyberspace!”

“Dear Stripe, my wings tremble with the idea of being able to tell our story around the world and not be confined to words on paper. So much has happened since we were born as caterpillars 40 years ago.

“Oh Yellow! We would not have dreamed we could reach hearts with our story bouncing off satellites in seconds. Who would have dared think there would be a worldwide invisible network so everyone can be in touch with each other?

“Stripe, I so want to tell our story so people everyplace can understand how lucky we were, how blessed, to get off that Caterpillar pillar before it was too late. It was so awful but we couldn’t imagine anything else. Everybody seemed to be climbing to get to the top so we thought there must be something awfully good up there.

“How wrong we were Yellow, me particularly.  And I so wanted you to go back with me to find the secret of the top. How did you know that climbing over others would not get to a good place? You were smarter than I. You listened to your insides.

“Oh Stripe, I didn’t really know anything. I was desolate without you. But when I met a Caterpillar hanging from a branch I realized not every Caterpillar was climbing a pillar of squirming caterpillars. This one seemed in trouble, caught up in some hairy stuff.

“And Yellow, you didn’t just pass by; you asked if you could help. That simple question allowed you to get the answer that changed your life.  This wise one shared the secret that has made all the difference. And when you became your true self you flew to me who  thought to die as a Caterpillar was my destiny.  We couldn’t speak to each other, but somehow you touched inside me and gave me the courage to get off the pillar.

“Stripe, since we’ve been able to fly, we’ve been able to bring so much love and life to millions of flowers by carrying pollen. What a great and useful life we’re having.  Flying is so much better than climbing!  I hope all caterpillars will be inspired to go into their  cocoons and come out flying! There is truly room in the sky for every butterfly, but hardly any space at the top of a caterpillar pillar.

“Yellow! Being a butterfly is sure more fun than being a caterpillar.  It feels like we are touching that “more” of life as we bring Hope For the Flowers to so many.  Our book has reached millions, let’s hope our e-book will reach billions. Just imagine the better world that’s possible if 1 billion caterpillars get off their pillars and start to spread love by serving each other!  We can fly and carry the pollen of love from flower to flower!

“ In Hope always!”

Stripe and Yellow

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  1. Trina Paulus
    November 3, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    This is the first image I have personally put in since the new website! Whoopee! I am learning.

    • Darylene Taylor
      January 8, 2016 at 1:39 pm

      I still prefer the book! Just bought my upteenth book to give as a gift!!!!!!
      Darylene Taylor
      Lincoln, NE

      • Trina Paulus
        December 31, 2017 at 8:50 pm

        This is a rare blog visit by me. Someone who buys “umpteen” books should get a personal response. Do you know you can order autographed books from me. Contact me personally thru website You do not have to go via the ordering on the site, but you can if you choose.

  2. Kathryn Uster
    August 13, 2015 at 1:26 am

    Dear Trina,
    You are an inspiration of goodness in the world! I thank you for all you do in inspiring love around the world. In cleaning up my studio the other day, I pulled down my copy of Hope For the Flowers and read a bit. The book always brings me back to where I should be and not where I think I should be. Life can be tough, but we try to soar.
    I bought one of your first copies in 1972-73 at the Grail House in Cornwall, NY where I was taking a yoga class and was part of the community garden. We talked a bit, and you kindly signed my book copy. I still treasure it today. I’ve read it to my classrooms of kids over the years, to my own boy, and to my husband. Thank you for your endless work on behalf of others and the greater good. As one artist to another, your sculptures are such beautiful figures, with such meaning, and I loved the way you explained them in your videos. A real treat.
    Sincerely, Kate


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