Adios DC, Hola Denver!
After a very long day of media and interviews I was so excited to go to the signing and meet the people I had imagined while edwriting my book. I was also a little nervous too. The shy, insecure (yup) side of me wondered if anyone would show and if the book would really sell. It’s a lot of pressure being the first filly out of the gate for skirt!, the new and fabulous imprint of The Globe Pequot Press. Part of my fear probably stems from the fact that I am still a little shell shocked from the whirlwind schedule of cranking both projects out at the same time. CALGON!
Well, I nearly keeled over when Dalia (the kick ass store manager who I really want to have a beer with) told me it was packed! Holy crap! There must have been a hundred magical, glowing canSer babes, co-survivors and chaps beaming with light. I walked up to the microphone with a big doopy smile on my face and instantly got a standing ovation, which made me giggle when I really wanted to cry. YOU ROCKED MY WORLD!
Last night wasn’t a signing, no mon cherie, it was a HEALING CIRCLE. The energy in the room was pure, honest, open and loving. We shared, laughted, some tears were shed and big mama love bear hugs were given. I felt so lucky and blessed to spend some (too brief) face time with peeps. It took about an hour to chicken scratch my signature on all the books and I as I started to worry that people would get frustrated and leave I noticed the magic. There were canSer Posses being formed on the line! AMEN! HIGH FIVE! TESTIFY! I saw numbers being exchanged and folks connecting. What a treasure. What a glimpse into the heart of humanity. We’re all just trying to get by, be happy and make a decent life for ourselves. CanSer really makes you value the little things. Doesn’t it? It strips away the importance of the techno gizmo revolution, the traffic jams and ladder to nowhere and makes us remember the lily.
Nights like last night are soul jumper cables, they remind me of what life is all about – relationships.
Next stop on the Crazy Sexy Tour is Tattered Cover on 2526 East Colfax Ave in Denver, Co. If you are near please stop by or if you know a chap or a cowgirl who could use a healing circle, spread the word.