Friday, April 20, 2012


Deep breaths.
And just like that, the boxes containing my books arrived yesterday. We were out late riding bikes and having a picnic dinner. I saw them sitting on the front porch when I pulled into the driveway. No one else noticed in the hustle of unloading the car. I quietly carried them into my studio. After so much anticipation of this moment, I was suddenly not ready. My vision of ripping open the boxes amidst shouts and hoopla suddenly shifted.  My long journey deserved a bit more ceremony. I haven't opened them yet. Crazy? No. I waited until the house got quiet... now and in the light of morning... I put them out on the picnic table. I stared at them... patted the boxes lovingly... but I'm about to drive on a field trip and it's getting late... so back into the house they go. This afternoon. It's a date. Meet me right back here. 'kay?
Aroooooo! Those boxes hold some precious cargo.
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  1. My oh my but you have patience! I don't know that I could have resisted.

  2. That is an impressive amount of patience. I would be ripping those boxes open before the others even got out of the car! I hope you enjoy the special moment.

  3. Wow! I am impressed with your patience! But I can understand cherishing the moment... I am just so excited for you! (and I can hardly wait to see the book!!)

  4. I'm so excited Maya, and I totally understand the more quiet type of celebration. That is more my style as well. Looking forward to later.

  5. This is a great posting I have read. I like your article. Thank you

  6. How exciting!! I'm buzzing a bit thinking about how neat it must be for you to open the box and admire all of the work that's inside.

  7. Oh this is just too exciting! I am so happy for you. I know this is something that you have dreamed about for a long time so go ahead and savour every moment! Just keep in mind that I'm busting over here! ;o) I'd love to see a photo of you and the book later, I'm dying to see your face! So proud of you girl!
    ~ joey ~

  8. Congratulations, Maya! What an awesome accomplishment!!!!!!! I hope you savor every little sweet moment opening them up......

  9. Oh Maya! I know the feeling (not that I've written a book, I mean). Something so big and wonderful that you've been waiting for, that's suddenly a reality in front of you. What can one possibly do that will do justice to that moment? With one's heart pounding in one's ears? Take a deep breath and pass out, probably! Or, as you did in the next post, savored it. And did it justice the best way you knew how.

    Congratulations! So happy for you!



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