*****A superb literary creation from start to finish. . . . Lesley Jones, Reviewer
A beautifully written book and the first I have read where the reader can decide on the message it is portraying. The message for me not only provokes much thought about life’s meaning. We all have the ability to change the past and create a brighter future, and this book will inspire you to take chances and let go of the fear preventing you from doing so.
I reached skyward to touch the universe . . . it wasn’t far at all.
The Strawberry Road – a unique and provocative journey of the world as we know it but as we rarely see it- told through the vision of an ancient wanderer. The picturesque tranquility of prose and verse is a rare exploration and insight on a visual journey that we all should take.
The night humbled. I felt small yet I felt like I belonged to something greater than I could understand — a smaller part of a much greater whole.
During the day, the sky belonged to the Earth… At night, the Earth belonged to the sky.
The journey unveils an appreciation of beauty and structure and nature from the perspective of innocence as it explores the wonders and paradox of time. It is about the universe and butterflies and Aspens and the wind. It is about the past and the future and that moment in between.
The past has always just ended, while the future was forever a moment away. Yet I experience neither but cherish what was solely within my grasp, a sliver of now
The wanderer, who may be a man or a woman from the 60’s or 90’s or a distant era, provides a first-person account of the experience through the picturesque tranquility of prose and verse. It is a rare exploration and insight on a visual journey that we all should take. Choices are in the moment, without any particular goal other than to meander and explore and understand. The wanderer’s revelations along the way are deeply perceptive, beautifully visual and occasionally ethereal — yet they are all relevant to those of us who accompany the journey.
Through the wanderer’s eyes and thoughts we build upon the gathered knowledge to yield a greater understanding of the universe that we all touch.
Looking back, it seemed so obvious. The Strawberry Road, once mysterious, puzzling, stressful, joyful and confusing, was now so clear. But such was the nature of the road — it provided the opportunities and the obstacles. The knowledge and the decisions were all mine.The Strawberry Road is about appreciating what is, and envisioning what could be.
***** Very highly recommended . . . Grady Harp, Amazon Hall of Fame, Top 50 Reviewer
**** A beautifully written book . . . Matt McAvoy, Senior Editor, MJV Literary
***** A must-read literary masterpiece!. . . Anthony Avina, Author/Reviewer
***** The writing itself is beautifully crafted . . . K.C. Finn/ Readers’ Favorite
***** A highly exceptional book . . . Bruce Miller, Amazon Best Selling Author
About the Author
Ritch Gaiti, focuses on telling compelling stories depicting the real world through unique perspectives. He writes in a variety of voices and genres from humor to drama, both non-fiction and fiction. He is an author, artist, and an alumnus of Wall Street and has written novels, screenplays and many magazine articles and has been featured on national radio and TV, including an appearance on the Today Show.
Ritch loves to channel his unique characters – whether they be a comical washed up copywriter, a gambler from Brooklyn, a Native American lawyer, and everyday guy who has an entertaining battle with cancer, or, in The Strawberry Road, an undefined protagonist who observes and absorbs the natural world that is often missed. Ritch doesn’t write about his characters — he is the character and shares his emotions, confusion, drive and obstructions.
Ritch is also a recognized artist focusing on depicting the ethereal west in another time, another place. He exhibits across the U.S. in several galleries and museums. His artwork can be viewed on www.gaiti.com. Books are available through major outlets as eBooks and paperback (through Amazon).
From the Author
It could not have been borne at a more appropriate time. I am proud to share it.I am an author and an artist. I write about issues, thoughts and situations that are relevant and close to home. I have written comedies, one about cancer, and a dramas, one about about Native Americans, but none have been as relevant and timely as The Strawberry Road.The Strawberry Road is about appreciating what is, and envisioning what could be.