Thursday, September 14, 2006

New Things

This past weekend I had my first book signing. It was at the Phoenix and Dragon book store in Atlanta, GA. The Phoenix and Dragon is an exceptionally nice spiritual book store, with lots of room and a very large selection. As such things go the event probably was pretty small. Maybe 15 people came for a short talk and then most of them bought copies of the book to be signed by me. To be perfectly honest it was an amazing experience.
How often in your life do you get to do something totally new and wonderful, something you might read about but never imagine yourself doing. Our popular literature is full of this sort of thing but we never actually think it will happen to us. I suspect that, for most of us, our idle speculation tends to run more in the direction of disaster, not new fun things. Well, I got to do something totally new and fun.
I am trying to think of something profound to say, some way to segue from the preceding paragraphs into some sort of teaching. But, nothing comes. It's just a lot of fun to be doing this. It is an opportunity that not many people get and I am immensely grateful. Grateful to the publisher for giving me this opportunity, grateful to all my friends who encouraged me and grateful for all the positive feedback I have received from new readers. WHAT FUN!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

"How often in your life do you get to do something totally new and wonderful, something you might read about but never imagine yourself doing."...five weeks and counting for me Musawwir...smiles...i am glad you enjoyed yourself...that is important...relax and enjoy

Leah said...

I like this blog very, very much. I want my friend to enjoy life, and such a fulfilling life too! Put pen in hand.. words flow. You interact so well. It's not necessary to think of anything so profound sometimes, Musawwir.. lol
Leah