Me: (Whispering softly with my head through the doorway) Surprise!
Mother: (Looking up attentively with curiosity) Mi ni? (What?)
Me: (Whispering a little loudly) Surprise!
Mother: (Looking more interested and curious) Mi ni, je e nŋɛ? (What, where is the surprise?)
Me: (Pointing to myself with a big smile.)
Mother: (Face changing to an expression of mild annoyance, yells) O be hewami! Ya la nitsumi! (You are mad! Go find a job!)
I am yet to stop laughing. It's the way she said it, it was so funny.
And I like to share with you an excellent news! Inspired by one of my favorite human beings––I shalln't name them, least I embarrass them––I have self-published The Spews of Seasons, a colorful (the cover, that is) chapbook of some old and new poems on...this and that. Several of the poems in The Spews of Seasons have already appeared here on the blog, but in the book, many of them have been edited and read more beautifully. And you, dear AWESOME-WONDERFUL-BEAUTIFUL reader, (no, I’m not addressing you in this manner because I hope you will buy the book!) can get a copy via Amazon. It is only $8.60. So far, through some very shameless self-promotion, I have managed to sell five copies (YES!): I bought the first copy (one must support oneself!), successfully guilt-tripped one brother into buying a copy (while the other refused. Some family!), then this really cool person I used to knit with bought one, and an awesome colleague from my last job also bought one. But I don't know who bought the fifth copy. Was it you? ^_^ If not I'd appreciate it loads if you are able to support me by purchasing a copy. Thanks in advance!
May our days teach us of our beauty and fill us with the courage to live thoroughly and lovingly!