Thursday, July 12, 2007

Slight Delay

Okay, so I didn't read today. But I'm committed for tomorrow.

Truth is, I was there, ms. in hand, ready to throw myself off this cliff. Then the director of the workshop asked for a volunteer to trade times with another woman whose slot was Friday. Apparently, there had been some confusion and she wouldn't get to read at all unless someone traded. After it became obvious no one was going to speak up, I raised my hand.

I know, I know. But she has cancer, for God's sake, and has to get home for treatment.

There she stood, her little cancer hat in hand, hoping to tell her story while she could. What else was I supposed to do? She's smart and brave and deserved a moment in the sun. I'll get mine tomorrow.

5 comments:

Terry said...

You obviously delayed your reading for a very good reason, and not just to delay! After reading much of your blog, I'm sure your reading tomorrow will be well worth the wait for those attending!

Go Mama said...

That's so YOU, Jerri. Always so helpful and supportive. I just want you to get YOUR turn. So go get 'em and pls let us know how it went. I've been thinking of you all day.
(I'm sure you'll knock em dead. Wear your new kickers!)

riversgrace said...

Yep, sent for service, too. That's the journey....

Stacy said...

I don't think "Push her off the cliff" was an option that would have sat well with you. Very gracious of you. I can't believe everyone didn't volunteer at once.

Michelle O'Neil said...

You are so generous Jerri.