Thursday, April 24, 2008


This evening’s reading went beautifully! Once again, about three dozen people gathered, this time in a library. The main differences between the two events was that more of the contributing poets were in attendance and read tonight. In addition to the poets, many of the photographers whose pastoral images were included in the book were also recognized and their work displayed. The reception from the audience was just as warm and appreciative as last time, the applause for each participant even more vigorous!

I am still smiling.

The small talk/chit chat aspects of these events still leave me flummoxed. But I must confess that the reading is fun! It’s not quite like the terror of a roller coaster ride morphing into exhilaration, such that at the end of the ride you rush to get in line again. But the fact that particular image came to mind speaks volumes. In fact, if someone had said there was another reading tomorrow, I would have said: “Cool! When and where?” As long as there was no requirement of polite social discourse between strangers!


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Claudia Snell said...

Congratulations! That's excellent! I hear you about the small talk thing. That can be a bit scary. I think most people feel that way. Some are just better at pretending to be comfortable at it.

purpleronnie said...

Yipppeeee! So glad it went well. I definitely think it's time to share with your readers.. Your Biggest Fans!

Pink Granite said...

Hi Gail -
Thank You - again!!!!!!!
- Lee

Hi Claudia -
Thank you!
I will definitely keep your idea that "some are just better at pretending to be comfortable at it" in mind at my next social event!
- Lee

Hi Ronnie -
I can hear that Yipppeeee! all the way over here!
I hope you like how I chose to share my poem with "My Biggest Fans"! (blushing now...)
- Lee

Anonymous said...

woo hoo good for takes alot of "guts" to do that!!!!!!!!!!!! Carrie

Pink Granite said...

Thanks Carrie!!!
It was fun and I hope to be able to do it again sometime!
- A.L.