When the Book Arrives (II)

Friday…

Today it all changes. All that stuck-I-don’t-know-what-to-feel-in-limbo thing. I’m told that Oriented goes on sale. That I can buy a box of books. And transformation is just that simple. The words release me to go forward, leave yesterday and the day before behind. Like someone unplugged the bath and the dirtyclean water pooled in my soul just drains away. I realize that it’s not that it’s on sale, because it will take Amazon a few more days to get there. It’s that I can start giving out books to my family, to all the people who gave endorsements and edited it and helped the book come into being.  And just to some people that I really really like. Somehow, that’s the thing that makes it all real. Makes it all satisfying. And so, now…