Three Days and Sixteen hours until hitting publish


(I wish that was the actual publish button. It would make the experience all the more exciting.)

Yes, I am counting down to the hours. I hear that once I hit publish though, it may not be live for people to purchase for a while, but I will hit publish at midnight on May 17.

And then what happens?

Well, I don’t think much will be happening for everyone else. Many will be tucked quietly in their beds. Others will be out drinking, waiting for the bartender to yell, “Last call.” But for me, something huge will be taking place. That button I will be pushing, is not just to publish my book, but to say “I did it.”

I set out to write a book. I set out to see if I could do it.  It was a challenge that I and I alone put on myself. I had never challenged myself before and when you do it and you complete it, that is the most amazing experience.

On another note.

I saw a video yesterday of Sir Anthony Hopkins hearing a waltz he wrote fifty years ago played live for the first time. I cried as I watched it.  It is a beautiful waltz, but I cried because I was so moved as I thought of how amazing it is when we use our minds and our spirits to create something outside ourselves. I watched Sir Anthony Hopkins’ reaction to hearing it. They kept showing his face as he gave a tilt of his head in time with the music. When I saw him, I couldn’t help but think how this song that I am hearing came from that man’s mind. It is a beautiful thing–creativity. Sometimes I wonder if it is the most beautiful thing in the world.

When someone is in it. When they are found in their element doing what they are intended to do, it is inspiring. One of the things I long for in life is to see that happen with people. I want people to find what it is that makes them feel alive. Because now that I have found it, I want everyone to experience it.

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