Re: Enter the "What Matters Most" Pre-order Contest and you could meet Barbra!

Dear Ms. Streisand <3, I grew up in a deep burgundy red barn... with magical moments of divine clarity with the legendary... Ms. Barbra Streisand <3

I share your beautiful sentiments about an extraordinary heart in action... Dame Elizabeth Taylor <3 So much... i created a beautiful tribute to the heart of the intelligence of her political action... a gift... Dame Elizabeth shares with Barbra Striesand...

I grew up in a Barn... i remember the moment... as a child... when i saw the house my incredible parents build in a house plan book... a deep burgundy beautiful barn! <grin> i remember the moment... as a divine moment of clarity.

It truly has been a magical and challenging journey... growing up in the Shenandoah Valley... the heart of Jerry Falwell land... needles to say... has been one brilliantly twisted freaky and beautiful journey... I had the most incredible parents... however, when a child has to leave all of their connections behind to protect the parents they love... and then are thrown into the underbelly of Manhattan... needles to say... i have seen... witnessed... and personally experienced things no child or human being should have too! after decades i emerged heart... soul... and voice intact. i share your political and musical perspective... a life in pursuit of Magic!

One magical moment... one of the first jobs i had... was working in the very office depicted in one of my favorite films as a child... "Miracle on 34th Street" <3 I had the privilege of working for the Legendary Parade Lady... Jean McFaddin... Our office was responsible for all of the annual events... including... Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks.... During the fireworks one year... i was stationed on a tugboat... There was enough time coming up the East River... to find the exact location... where Barbra Streisand sang... "Don't Rain on My Parade" in "Funny Girl". I got to stand on a tug coming up the East River... and... Sing... with all the passion of my heart and soul... "Don't Rain on My Parade... just like Barbra Streisand did in "Funny Girl!" Sweet! It is one of my favorite memories... <3

All i ever wanted was a man to love me the way my Dad <3 loves my Mom <3! As a child... i thought i was a Superstar... So... I said... i would not sing until someone loves me... i didn't know it would be me... Now... that i can marry in New York City... I don't need a husband... because... when you are finally living your dream... there is no room for any dysfunctional relationship! It took decades to re-emerge whole... but... during the nightmare that followed my move to New York... I always had the heart... soul... and songs... of the One and Only... The Legendary... Ms. Barbra Streisand! <3 I can celebrate your Anniversary... with pleasure and without a need to have one of my Own! Sweet Dreams... Hummingbirg! <3 On behalf of humanity... thank you for the gifts you give the world by being you! I adore you! <3 hal