Train of Thoughts by Veronica Thornton
In Train of Thoughts, Vee finds a sensible yet simple way to use poetry, essays, and short stories to help her readers to look at the world through lenses different than their own. Starting conversations that lead us all to think empathetically and challenge our understanding of society, the book helps readers approach the complexities of modern less selfishly from a new perspective. On each page, Vee taps into her misfortunes and traumas to assist others in their emotional healing process. Vee’s first-hand understanding of hurtful words, societal pressures, and domestic violence help her connect with each reader and demonstrate the value of finding a way to move forward.
As the world just recently become this beacon of acceptance of people being different and developing an anti-bullying culture would sometimes wonder how my life would be different had I not been traumatized by people in a world that puts such a high value on aesthetics especially when you have no control over some things. Yet had it not been for my sometimes-debilitating skin issues I don’t think I would have the same level of introspection, empathy, or patience. Yet it is those same skin issues that although made me different also made me more aware that things are not always what they appear to be on the surface and there is always more to the story. The question then becomes do you really want to know the story or are you just looking to judge it based on your own perceptions?
I am the author of “Universal Colloquies Inside of Me” and just currently released “Train of Thoughts”, I have had the honor of being a contributing writer to over 15 anthologies, journals and literary collaborations, owner of Vee’s Consulting a creative business consulting agency that specializes in literary content creation, creative writing and business consulting and co-founder of The Creative Healing Foundation a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to creating programs and events that promote healing through the arts providing safe spaces to openly speak about emotional and mental wellness.