Book Excerpts Debut
April 11th, 2010 by Regina Brett
"Overture, curtain, lights! This is it, the night of nights. No more rehearsing or nursing a part, we know every part by heart..." Somehow with my book launch two days away, that Bugs Bunny Show theme song is running around my brain.
This book truly is my part, it is full of my lines in the script of life. For so many years, I prayed, asking and often begging, for a new script. A new act. A new part. At least for better lines. Thank God for unanswered prayers. It all belonged just the way it unfolded.
The Plain Dealer is running excerpts of the book all week and today launched Life Lessons on bibs, cups, aprons and clocks. Karen Long, our book editor, wrote a grace-filled article about the hunger we all have for soul food.
I feel a calm in my soul, a completion of sorts. Mother Teresa once said we're not called to be successful; we are called to be faithful. Of course I'd like both, who wouldn't? But the peace inside tells me I have written my part, read my lines, embraced this script and can rest in that alone.