Tonight was a game changer. I sat in a room of strangers (except for Nancy) and told them my story. Then I handed everyone a book, and we read it together. I’m honestly too fried right now to write coherently or compellingly, but I just have to say that it was very moving for me, and it seems for everyone else as well. On one side of me a 6-year survivor of stage 4 ovarian cancer, on the other a woman 3 months out of surgery and bald and beautiful. A pre-school teacher was so effusive in her compliments that she almost made me cry. I sold a handful of books, touched a number of people, and realized that tonight just might be the first night of a whole new career. At dinner afterwards (Chinese, obviously), Hans overheard the music playing in the restaurant. It was as perfect as my fortune.
“And you and me are free to be, you and me.”
To charting one’s own course.