|"You have the most beautiful legs," he said. "And your laugh ... well," Ed said, "your laugh can be heard all over Rye Beach. The first time I heard it, I decided anyone who could laugh like that, I had to meet." --From A Gift of Love, A Widow's Memoir|
It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood.
I just did my first radio show interview for my book, A Gift of Love. It was with Lynette Louise of Web Talk Radio.
As I mentioned in a past blog post since publishing my book, things are happening fast and it often feels like I am flying by the seat of my pants trying to keep up. But I place one foot in front of the other, take a deep breath, and I learn as I go.
Though I knew that my interview with Lynette Louise was taped, and I knew as it was airing you dear reader could not see me, I dressed for the occasion, and I pretended I could see you, and that you could see me.
I wore my new autograph skirt, and my new autograph shoes.
I posed my book, A Gift of Love and my favorite autograph pen, alongside those special shoes and snapped a photo for good luck.
Lynette Louise introduced me.
I listened attentively. My gaze fixed on one high heel. And then something magical happened. All at once I was flooded with Ed memories, remembering the words he spoke to me on our first date. It was a beautiful moment.
My radio show interview is over; weatherman promises snow tonight; I sit in a small cafe' somewhere in a secret place and type this blog post. The Beatles said it best when they sang, Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, Life goes on.
And yes, I am grateful.
See you in print,
Linda Della Donna
"...And sometime when I wasn't looking, I got a new life."
|Linda Della Donna is a writer and public speaker.|
She supports individuals going through the grief process.
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