Painting the Future:
A tales of Everyday Magic Novel
By Louise Hay & Lynn Lauber
Publisher: Hay House
Jonathan Langley’s life took a devastating turn when he lost
his eyesight to a rare illness. Once a successful painter and
printmaker, Jonathan now lives in complete darkness, rarely leaving
his apartment and angry at the world. When he encounters his
precocious 11-year-old neighbor, Lupe, the two form an unlikely
friendship. Her cheerful presence shatters his hardened exterior,
revealing a gentle man struck by tragedy. Lupe leads him to a fresh
perspective by showing him the power of kindness, compassion, and
Based on the celebrated teachings of Louise Hay, Painting the
Future explores the power of positive thinking in healing past
struggles and learning to live a joyful, heart-centered life.
In this story we meet two powerful characters that represent the best and worst of us at a very real level. Lupe a pleasant and curious 11-year-old meets Jonathan Langley a blind neighbor. Through her persistence and an optimism like children have, they develop a friendship. Trust me, Jonathan Langley did not want it, he is hardened by the hand life has dealt him, and does not want to open up. However, the innocence of a child is not match for Langley’s tough exterior. I enjoyed this book for two reasons.
1. I can identify with both characters: I mean really if you were honest with yourself you have been in Langley’s shoes; maybe not on the same level, but surely could head that direction. You know where! You get snippy, don’t want to be bothered with people, shut everyone off. This is usually the time someone like Lupe enters your life. Someone who can melt that hard exterior like butter!!
2. It shows that even the hardest things to get over, even when you feel like life has let you down, there is still hope! I love a good happy ending!
The book, was a quick read so if you are a fast reader you can finish it in a day, or afternoon. But, if you are like me, you like to hang on to every word and really snuggle up with the characters. Either way I think this is a great read, with a positive message!
Much Bliss & Blessings