Listening to every heart
Just a little update for my friends.
It seems just yesterday, our southernmost friends of the USA were hit with two whammies…and so many of us stood by the wayside, wanting to do something…in the most helpless of all ways…all that most of us could do was give up our prayers, and I’ve a feeling there was a whole lot of prayer going on. It seems, to my best knowledge, that those poets [of ours] who were in the path of the various storms, came out – in one piece. Not whole, in the sense of what they were those days before the storm hit – but alive. Children, husbands, wives, mothers, sisters, brothers…intact and in connection with one another. For the most part, for what we know, those we know in the blue halls and walls…are safe. Sane is another topic entirely, and I insert that little bit, for serenity.
And don’t we know, that where there is tragedy, somewhere else there’s happiness. I believe that is why the word serendipity was created. Some of us experienced some good things, while bad things were happening to our friends. So, we waited until the family was together again [remember how quiet the boards were?] until we could count noses, again…and it seems that our family is coming home.
So, now that I have heard, and seen, of our southernmost friends, I would like to share a little bit with you.
Some good news.
In a very few short weeks I will be putting into Announcements and Links an “official” notice of the publication of Yesterday’s Love. Some of you have seen the cover. Some have not. Here is its unofficial first unveiling:
My excitement has been…thankfully, around town, contagious! That’s the fun! [The excitement of Passions’ members was always accepted, humbly, from all of you…for you’ve been my peers and compatriots for well over six years now…and this family, in particular, is full of nothing but love, and respect. How can I thank YOU?]
But the work is just beginning. Some of you know that several months ago, my chiropractor and his wife, who were both excited with and for me, invited me to have my first official book signing at their offices. The Mrs. had read portions of the draft, and wanted “more”. Her husband, the doc, said, “hey, that’s not right. She doesn’t like to read THAT much!” He was so impressed that the story kept her going, that he insisted well over a year ago that when it was published, THEY would have the “grand opening”. True to their word, I was asked to submit the following for their newsletter:
Relationships in life are formed and kept in many ways; and some are surely meant to last forever. Katrina Givens and Cora Jenkins are two uniquely different yet similar women who realize that there are reasons for everything, even if those reasons are not apparent at first. Opening their hearts and minds to another plane and its many ambiguities, they accept the undertaking of resolving a mystery in order to try to reunite Samuel and Virginia Stinson, two lovers who had been deceased over one hundred and fifty years. In giving unconditionally and emotionally of herself for others, Katrina’s life finds a new pathway to a forever relationship as well.
And so it begins, the story of Samuel and Virginia that lived again through historical writings, only to awaken lives of today that are missing the timely magic of what could be. A new author has made an attempt to bring a bit of yesterday to modern times, only to find that it is well in one’s past that we can find our own future.
Kempton Chiropractic is pleased to welcome Karilea Rilling Jungel and her first novel, Yesterday’s Love, for a book signing to be held on December 8, 2005, from 3 – 6 p.m. Come talk with Karilea as she shares with you not only her new novel, but her love of writing as a whole, poetry as a hobby, and the following of a dream to fruition. Come and learn, as well, the fact that she acknowledges that without the help of Kempton Chiropractic’s services, she doubts she would have been able to meet her own goals.
Plugs are good, but it is true – these people became not only healers of the physical body, but of the emotional give and take one goes through when it comes to giving birth to such an event Such as it is, when the body fatigues, but the mind continues on. Sometimes we need a little assist to keep going. There are several among us who understand this on a purely emotional level. Thank you for that.
And so it begins. The official publication date [yet another omen?] is on my birthday. [Hey, God? Thanks!]
However, pre-orders will be taken prior to the “official date” as I have asked, and received in very timely fashion, answers to my every question.
Another thing I did…because I never want to assume of anyone, anything, and that was to ask Ron if it was “still OK?” to “advertise” in A&L. In his typical giving fashion, Ron went one better. He told me that if I write a plug for “a stranger”, he would place such on the Main Page.
The gifts of Passions in Poetry just keep getting better and better all of the time.
So, if I continue to seem “away” for a while, it is because I’m gearing up…and smiling all of the way. Thank you…to all of you who have encouraged me, cautioned me, held me up, and floated with me…to all of you who continue to believe in yourselves, and work hard enough to follow your dreams [that isn’t easy, you know!] and…a final thank you…to one very well deserving young lady, who had a small laugh with me at a big storm, and understood why I would go so far as to badger the editor on whether or not I should change the protagonist’s name.
Both said No!
What is it they say? Seeing is believing? Well, that time is almost here! Come, join me…and then dream...and write...on!
[This message has been edited by Sunshine (10-13-2005 09:37 PM).]