Mary Alice lives in Columbus, Ohio, but travels to wherever her clients are and where the work needs to happen or works virtually. She is very fond of face-to-face interaction and very skilled in working virtually with the wonders of technology when it supports on-going work.
THE GOLDEN CITY speaks to the power that comes from seeing a better future.
There once was a city in the desert that had a fabled history, but no longer. At the time when the old king died, it was a hard and ragged place. The new king wondered what to do. He turned to his advisors, the noble families, the wise people and the oracles. After many months, he turned to his own heart and there he found the answer.
The next morning when the people awoke, the central shrine of the city was covered with cloths and roped off from view. There was obviously something happening, but no one knew what it was. Finally the building was unveiled, and inside at one end there was a huge screen hiding something. Visiting merchants were invited to view what was behind the screen, but could never reveal it otherwise they could never again enter the city. They emerged with looks of wonder, but not one ever spoke of what they had seen.
Soon the advisors and the noble families clamoured to be allowed to see what had been shown to the merchants. Finally the ordinary citizens were allowed in. They too emerged with wonder on their faces and never spoke of what they had seen, but slowly things began to change.
The city began to rebuild. Where there was hardness, there was now kindness and caring. People began to work harder, to dream more, and to treat each other with new respect. Slowly buy surely the city returned to its fabled reputation and the people coming to see it brought wealth and prosperity.
What was the magic? Behind the screen, in a relief made of purest gold, the king had had his vision of the perfect city made. The Golden City gleamed its magic into every heart and mind and the people made it so.