Introducing Anastasia The Storyteller
Two of Anastasia's three new books (in progress); To See Or Not To See And The Art Of Transcendant Living; A True Story Of Clarity and The Middle East Crisis In My Backyard chronicle the challenges of re-entering the post 9/11 culture of the U.S.A. as seen through the expert eyes of one who is both a private American citizen and a community development and violence prevention specialist.
Written after she regained her eyesight, Ms. Rosen-Jones invites the American public to walk with her as she confronts limited sight and challenges the obstacles to regaining her vision after an extended time. From this perspective she asks citizens of this country to examine their own blind spots, be they physical, emotional or spiritual, and face up to their personal resistance to altering habitual patterns; the culture-wide acceptance of private citizens’ minimizing what might be right in front of their eyes; the denial and seemingly banal lies that pervade our society. Along with this confrontation to others, she also offers an equally strong message of hope.
This art form is now being introduced through the various programs and projects of the New Horizons’ Small “Zones of Peace” Project. At the present time, the most profound of these programs is the Bus Ride Story Adventure.
It highlights the obstacles facing our contemporary society in the age of terrorism as seen through the waxed paper-like veil of a recovering blind woman, finding her way back to normalcy in a changed world she left behind almost a decade before.
The third book, Hot Pants, Motorcycles And K Street, has an entirely different tone. It gets down into the dark and the dirty of the Washington political and social scene with Ms. Rosen-Jones sharing how her close to ten years involvement in Washington's fast track served to be the fire pit of her initiation into adult life.