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I must thank
Leslie Anne and her Pelican Ballet Company for teaching me patience and
perseverance, and for allowing me to become better than I was before.
Leslie Anne hesitated to tell me the name of her ballet “because you’ll use
it.” I could not help it! Months later, while in the high mountains, far
from the ocean, words spilled across the page in great determination, and
without hesitation. Leslie’s Pelican Ballet wrote itself using my hand and
For years following, we photographed pelicans and searched for the right
illustrator, from cartoonists to fine artists. In frustration, I took a
photograph and played with it until I had the mysterious quality I
experienced from the cliff tops watching that wonderful pelican chorus line.
Every season I watch another ballet. No two ballets are ever alike, except
for the warming in my heart. I dedicate this book to Leslie’s wonderful
imagination; like Leslie, it is unique and beautiful, and takes on a life of
its own with every reader.
To this day, I keep a eye to the sea for a new ballet. I am an avid fan.