Welcome our new PEARLPERRI model into my line of fashion Lisa Everhart. Her timeless radiant beauty and kindness reflects in all of the creative,artistic projects she has been involved in including this one which is “DECEMBER APPRECIATION,POWER AND BUBBLE BATH MONTH “.Lisa is a creative director in The Florida Institute for Sustainable Practices in Sebring,Florida. She’s also a dedicated mom and a professional roller derby girl. Back in Boone, N.C., Everhart was better known as Poison Cupcake, a blocker for the Appalachian Rollergirls. It’s one of the 192 teams in Women’s Flat Track Derby Association with names like the Boulder County Bombers, Slaughter County Roller Vixens and Pueblo Derby Devil Dollz. You may ask how does appreciation and kindness have any connection to bubble bath … well here it is. You may laugh and appreciate the correlation of both concepts especially after you see the powerful images that were taken by the professional photographer Carlos Cartagena. You may see some more of his phenomenal work by looking through his website. You will be seeing Lisa wear some of my new gold genuine gem stones designs that resemble bubbles, and circles along with an array of lucid colors that’s very versatile.
“Life is mostly froth and bubble, two things stand like stone: Kindness in another’s trouble, courage in our own. Spread the kindness like fragrant bubbles let them rest upon one another and transmit power as it evaporates into everlasting beauty”
When I think about the things in life I have accomplished so far, the list is really pretty short. I’ve never been what you would call a go getter but more of a go with the flow sort of girl. There have been some personal successes. Roller Derby comes to mind and when I was competing it was something that I loved, even though I was not one of the best.
There have been a lot of critters along the way that I have taken in and cared for and sometimes I think I love the animals more than people. They are for the most part, simple like me and don’t need to much to be happy.
The one thing that I know I have done well is to be a mother to Paddy. Having a disabled child was never something I imagined but the past 15 years with him have been so wonderful. He has never been a burden or regret or hindrance and because of him I have been able to be a part of the disabled community that I would have missed out on otherwise. These kids are amazingly honest and innocent and getting to know so many of them over the years has made me a better person.
Certainly there are challenges but no more so than parenting any child. The real difference I think is that he will never grow up in the way that we know so to me he will always be the same and predictable and there is a certain comfort in that. He will never have to experience the evil in the world or the darkest parts of human nature and I guess this innocence is something I cherish.
With him I know each day could be his last and so he helps me to live in the moment more than I ever would have otherwise. I have shared this before but I wrote this little poem to go along with this picture of him a while back and it really says all I know to say about how I feel.
In Your Room
When I wake up each and every day,
the first thing I will do
is quietly look into your room
to make sure it’s still you.
I know there’ll likely be a day
when I find that you have gone
and all that will be left behind
are my memories of your song.
The little sounds so precious
to my ears that you have made,
the minutes and the days
that God has let you stay.
Sleeping soundly in your bed
while I look into your room
and see you breathing softly
and know that it’s still you.
I appreciate all you do to try and give women a voice Pearl and will always appreciate you and our friendship. Peace and love to you and your family.
Hugs and Kisses,