Carole M. Amber – The Gift of the Ladybug
This story came to me in a flash during one of my darkest moments. It was a cold, dark, and rainy evening in December. We were driving home from the Cleveland Clinic after hearing the doctor say, “Your son TJ may not see his second birthday.” I was reeling, frozen in a catatonic state, and in agonizing pain.
Suddenly I began to see horses and ladybugs floating in my head. I watched as the ladybug asked the horses why they were crying, and I heard the ladybug say, “But I don’t know how to be a horse. I only know how to be a ladybug.” It was these words and the peace that they brought that allowed me to find relief in that harrowing moment.
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Upcoming Shows:
Feb 6 – Beacon Theater – New York, NY
Feb 10 – Lincoln Theater – Washington, DC
Feb 11 – Lincoln Theater – Washington, DC
Feb 13 – Carolina Theater of Durham – Durham, NC
Feb 14 – The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
Feb 15 – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA
Feb 17 – Music Farm – Charleston, SC
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