The truth be told, I did not become part of the Gold Lady. I learned that she was a part of my being. It would be fabulous if I was the Gold Lady and I found in my purse the keys to the Gold Mercedes. How splendid would it be to drive down Santa Monica Boulevard. I did however, ride down that street with Dylan. It took him forever to find me.
I knew I had to come home. Who would tell the story about the Gold Lady if I didn’t? I certainly could not let Roger do that. He has his own ideas about the Gold Lady, but he’s more like Madame Satã. If Roger is anything like that Brazilian legend, I would see his show. I have a book and this is my show.
I’ve drawn so many pictures, written so many things. When I got out of the hospital, I called Shin and I showed him all my stuff, He was a little nervous at first, but Dylan convinced him that I was OK. Shin helped me arranged the images so that the story could be told. I even have a few of Roger’s drawings. They’re going into the book too.
Shin asked me what I wanted the book to be called and I really did not know what to tell him. I told him “The Gold Lady,” but he told me the this book is as much about me as it is about her. I found the title in two of my drawings. One was called Resplendence and the other was called Elegance. I liked Elegance, but Shin said it should be called Resplendence because the Gold Lady is resplendent and so am I. She shines and I shine. She is radiantly fabulous, but I learned that I am as well. So the book shall be called Resplendence.
I met the Gold Lady and she changed my life forever.
Drawings and text by yours truly, Benjamin Jonathan Nelson, AKA Benny Nelson.
Compiled and edited by Shinichi Evans.
Benny Nelson and the Gold Lady.
Edmund, Roger, Dylan Nelson, Shinichi Evans, Susan H., Christian Presley AKA Man with the 4-Way Hips, Bryan with a Y, and even the evil Dr. Marcus. (Editior’s note: Let’s not forget that Ella deCastro Baron was in “Benny’s Narratives” and “My Bald Avenger.”)
Thank you for reading and I hoped you enjoyed the online version of the book. – B