Getting Up the Nerve to Be Genuine
I’ve just come from my friend Laurel‘s 70th birthday brunch, held by the members of her Thursday afternoon writer’s class/group, which I have been a member of for 26 years.
In advance of the day, we put together a small album in which we each had six pages to use as we wish to express our appreciation to her. As I said in this book, these kinds of productions make me nervous. Too much untempered emotion, I suppose. But I got into it. We all did. She was overwhelmed. It was very satisfying for everyone involved.
Regularly and easily expressing emotion of the warm fuzzy kind-– for me that would be truly bold. What takes courage is so different for each of us. I tell myself that when I see someone go bonkers over a spider.
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Categories: boldness, courage, expression, love