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Published on Jul 25, 2012
http://thegoodluckknot.weebly.com. The Good Luck Knot is at once a simple story of a girl searching for herself and hope. At the same time, it's a complex look at the Universe, God, life, death, relationships and how it's all connected. This is a quote from the first chapter. For a free download of the first 4 chapters go to https://www.smashwords.com/books/view...
Here is the quote used in the video: "It's just like origami," she said. "A life path, it's like folding up of one of these little cranes. The first fold's important, even though it doesn't show you much. You make more folds, sometimes going up, sometimes down. No matter which direction you go, big or small, they're all necessary. Sometimes you might think there are too many and wish you could skip to the end, but you can't rush. Even if you get lost and can't see the crane forming, you have to keep going. You'll get there; one fold at a time. When you see the wings, you'll smile. Pull them down and fold them into place. Your crane is complete and ready to fly.
More about the book: Love. That's all Jordan wants. Family love. Friend love. Romantic love. Love for the world. Love for life. But above all, she wants to love herself. And if she could figure out how, the rest would probably fall into place. Unfortunately, loving and accepting herself feels as attainable as walking on the sun.
Over the years Jordan has become quite adept at hiding her self-loathing. She lies to her friends, hides cuts from her classmates, and smiles at strangers with the help of a cocktail of prescription and street drugs. Her efforts to get by thinly mask the fact that she's secretly falling apart. When Jordan runs out of energy to just keep pretending, she gives up all hope and prepares to check out for good. She can no longer fight the fear that what she wants most will forever be out of reach.
She doesn't know who to turn to or what to do. She only knows that with her last ounce of strength, she's going to fight for the inner light she once had. The answers she seek can only be found somewhere beyond her past and current realities.
The cold, untamed land of Antarctica is her first destination. Slowly her strength rebuilds and she travels further to such places as the beautiful yet barren steppes of Mongolia, the serene rolling hills of Italy, and the ancient city of Istanbul. As much as each place inspires her, it's the people she meets that open her mind and heart to new ideas about hope and love.
Jordan returns home rejuvenated but aware her journey isn't over. She's realized that what she was looking for isn't anywhere out in the world. It's inside her. All she has to do is face herself and her struggle will be over. Looking inside promises redemption, but also comes with a risk. She may find that she isn't strong enough to face her biggest foe: herself.