I had been invited to emcee this group at its inauguration, but soon afterwards I had to lay low because of my hip surgery. And so, this creative group of poets continued on while I recuperated.
Somehow, I became aware that the moderators of this group would be elsewhere for the next several months leaving no one to moderate it. Now, well on the mend, I volunteered to stand in for them.
Now, seemingly out of nowhere, I’m reviving old poems, composing new ones, and even working on my blog. Huzzah! That wee bit of a nudge was all it took to launch me off and running.
About a week later I was invited to return to my author table during the upcoming local Art Walk, which would mark my third appearance at this a yearly event. Fortunately, my books and I were available.
Emily Thompson, author of the Clockwork Twist adventure series, and I share that table from which we introduce ourselves, catch up with the locals who know us now, and sign and sell our books.
One such local had previously acquired our books and placed them in the high school library. As we chatted before our table, he asked me if I would like to do a poetry presentation at the school.
My heart was screaming, “Yes, please!” though my reply to him was a tad less dramatic. And so it seems to go in a cyclic fashion season by season, from languid idleness to creative involvement.
H. Jackson Brown Jr, author of Life’s Little Instruction Book, is noted to have said, "Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor." Indeed so, Mr Brown! This poet is glad for the dance.