Flame: a cautionary tale

Flame: a cautionary tale

by Anita Rosenfield


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The tale of Moth and Flame, a fantasy relationship ill-fated from its start, is told through poetry and whimsical ink paintings by educator, psychologist, author Anita Rosenfield and her alter ego/illustrator Teeta Hecker. Wooed by Flame, and aware of the danger, Moth undertakes a journey of fiery passion, closeness, and warmth, followed by separation, loss, searching, and despair. She soars above trees, and plunges into the depths; she rises and finds calm, she is tossed by storms. She seeks her love while she seeks her self. Though their liaison is doomed to self-destruct, will Moth survive the fires of Flame's passion?

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ISBN-13: 9781519359544
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/24/2015
Pages: 74
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.19(d)

About the Author

Anita Rosenfield has written poetry since she first held a crayon in her hand. Early pieces usually began with "Roses are red, violets are blue" and proceeded with some homage to her parents or her brother Larry. By age seven, she began to write more meaningful, in-depth verses. Over the years she also co-wrote poetry with her mother, who began writing in childhood as well.Anita took a 17-year hiatus from education. During that period, she ran The Scholar Coffeehouse in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Then, in 1965, she left Minnesota and moved to Miami Beach, Florida, where she became a legal secretary. Four years later, her heart led her to Los Angeles, California where she continued her career as legal secretary/paralegal and later office administrator at a Los Angeles law school.

In 1980, Anita decided it was time to return to college to get her B.A. An M.A. and then Ph.D. in social/developmental psychology followed. During her Masters program at California State University, Los Angeles, she began teaching at the college level, which she continued to do for twenty years. Poetry was a diversion, while professionally, in addition to teaching, Anita worked as an editor and also prepared numerous supplemental materials for academic publishers, primarily in the field of psychology.

In 2001, after 32 years in the Los Angeles area, Anita moved to the exquisite red rocks of Sedona, Arizona. Here she has found a community of nurturing, highly intelligent, creative friends. She continued teaching and writing professionally for several years until she decided to retire.

After settling in Sedona, Anita focused her attention on family (especially overseeing the care of her aging mother, who passed away at age 97 in 2010), community, art, and poetry. Reconnecting with someone she knew years ago prompted her to write Flame. She is currently focused on a new book of poetry and other spiritual writings. She anticipates that endeavor will be completed in a year or two-as the spirit moves.

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