Sandra's brother once suggested they were each given a gift
to see them through life and before he could finish his
sentence, she said . . . delight. Her gifts are wonder and
delight -- deep rivers running through her life and work.
Before moving to Santa Fe, they lived in Socorro, next to
the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. That proximity
led to an interest in physics, cosmology and quantum
mechanics and their connection to time/evolution, chemistry
and biology. Like a little child, she is simply agog that
we are but a pinch of thirteen billion year old stardust.
Sandra is knocked flat by the fact that we, merely tiny
specialized vibrations in the fabric of space and time are
aware of ourselves and that we have been invited to look
out on ourselves in this most astonishing way. Our
existence, our connection to Earth and all of her life and
the rest of the Universe and our consciousness are a
profound mystery that her writing, drawings and paintings
only point to. And perhaps the biggest mystery is beauty,
or our perception of it. What is this beauty and why should
it be that everywhere our senses alight, they are bathed in
beauty, beauty that we feel compelled to imitate and create
ourselves? In her writing, in her paintings and drawings,
she points to the wonder and delight of being alive, the
wonder and delight of consciousness. And she points to the
mystery of beauty.
From the moment Sandra learned to read, from Lorna Doone to
Green Mansions to Jane Eyre to The Wolf and the Dove, she
loved romances, so though she has two Masters degrees, one
in theater and another in painting and drawing, she began
writing while living abroad (in India, Japan, Malaysia and
Cyprus) because a laptop travels far better than a theater
or an artist's studio. The Stardust Paradox is Sandra's
first published work. The completed sequel, The Formula for
Desire and the Sixth Extinction awaits publication.
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