Yes, I can still do this. Maybe. Um…I don’t think so.
I am now in San Antonio on my tour for A REMARKABLE KINDNESS. The response has been fabulous. People are quite excited to read the book and hear about how I wrote it.
I am sharing the message of the dragon fly who flits from animal to animal, trying to find someone to celebrate with. But each animal is grumpy and complaining about something. Why are you so happy? a pig scratching itself on a post asks.
“Because I only get to live for one day.”
I don’t know if that is true for dragon flies, but I do undertand the lesson. We are only here for one day, as far as we know, this day is all we have. And the photo above is taken from my article that just appeared in kveller.com. You can go to the site here: http://www.kveller.com/why-im-glad-my-mom-let-me-grow-up-a-tomboy/
Next stop: OMAHA. Join me at the Bookworm on November 4 at 7 PM.
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Diana Bletter is the author of several books, including The Invisible Thread: A Portrait of Jewish American Women (with photographs by Lori Grinker), shortlisted for a National Jewish Book Award. Her novel, A Remarkable Kindness, (HarperCollins) was published in 2015. She is the First Prize Winner of Moment Magazine's 2019 Fiction Contest. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, tabletmag, Glamour, The Forward, The North American Review, Times of Israel, and is a reporter for Israel21C, and many other publications. She is author of Big Up Yourself: It's About Time You Like Being You and The Mom Who Took off On Her Motorcycle, a memoir of her 10,000-mile motorcycle trip to Alaska and back to New York. She lives in a small beach village in Western Galilee, Israel, with her husband and family. She is a member of the local hevra kadisha, the burial circle, and a Muslim-Jewish-Christian-Druze women's group in the nearby town of Akko. And, she likes snowboarding and climbing trees.
Glad to hear you’re teaching important lessons as you travel promoting your book, Diana. 🙂