The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there

darlings

who-we-are-in-RL was on the Radio today (and we see that’s there another Broadcast in the wee small hours of the morning in case you missed it).

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we did not Catch the Show because we had driven all the way to the Pacific Ocean and along the coastal road and turned right up Topanga Canyon and, shortly after, emerged at our destination to accompany who-we-are-in-RL as she was Doing Some Digital Consulting today (and most enjoyable it was too).

but we know that Other people caught it because….

well….

*looks_around_with_wonder*

we had a Massive Spike in traffic according to Mr. WordPress.

hello (new) darlings!

now we are Completely aware that someone who heard who-we-are-in-RL who then Visits us here might be a tiny-bit-confused.

we understand that.

but this is where we get to be the nicest side of our good (selves) ness and so can Make it out there in the world.

so welcome.

we’re glad you dropped in.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAin other news:

we’ve been pasting everything (well, a selection of everything) into the current Scrapbok – because we adore scrapbooking.

it’s a way to leave behind what one doesn’t need anymore (but is awfully grateful it happened because nothing is wasted – and most of it is Material anyway, love) and also Acknowledge where one has been and generally get a sense of Purpose and that Life is happening and we are Awake (sort of).

“Your task is not to seek love,but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it”.

~Rumi

plus it’s always good to smooth away the fears of the past and get ready for what’s next.

HTSSIACW

because tomorrow is Publication Day.

*squeals*

and that is        d e l i c i o u s.

(you saw that coming, non?)

while also being a Tiny bit scary.

people from the Past whom we have loved and lost (or feared and run away from) might Well be passing a W. H. Smith in an airport somewhere in the world or perhaps on Oxford Street (is there still a Smiths on Oxford Street? – ah, yes – there Is) Or (wearing snow boots currently) in Union Square and there are Those who might be Popping into Foyles (oh look, we’re 10 per cent off on Foyles.co.uk) and even some who could be in INDIA (having picked up a copy of Good Housekeeping, the British edition – sounds unlikely but it does happen) and asked the nice people at India Times to order them a copy (gosh – 881 rupees – that sounds like a Lot – is it?) and then, well, they might say:

blimey – sophia stuart……there’s a name I’ve not heard for a while.

eek.

About teamgloria

I used to make my living from writing. And then it all stopped and so I went and did something else, part of which entailed a whole new look from Brooks Brothers (it wasn’t really me, but it was necessary). But a decade later I started to write again (during nights and weekends and frustrated lunch-times and long haul business travel) and one of the things I wrote (or came to me – as I do believe in the whole Muse concept) was a character called Gloria. Gloria was a trainee angel and sat “up there” waiting for her first assignment. To occupy the hours she should have been studying humans and their foibles, she spent her time enjoying the new celestial movies-on-demand channel and became obsessed by Doris Day. So you can imagine the drama that unfolded when she came to Earth. Quite a shock to the system. But Gloria was determined to see Manhattan through the eyes of a vintage Doris Day movie and something magical started to happen – to me too. Because I started to do the same thing and life became easier (and then I got Tobias the tumor which changed the trajectory, for now). There are a lot of glorious people, places & things that help me get through my day – they make my life great – and so I call them “team gloria” (although they don’t usually know that). So I thought I’d start documenting them, and looking out for new people, places & things on a daily basis, and sharing them with you (whomever you are – do say hello. Oh, and tell me who your team gloria is :-)
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19 Responses to The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there

  1. There’s a blonde here being channeled by one, Anita Loos, who wants to say something to you:
    “…everything always turns out for the best.”
    An armful of white roses,
    V

  2. 1904 says:

    Crowds at all the bookstores, darling – waiting breathlessly – Congrats!

  3. Gallivanta says:

    I do like William’s expression, so I would like to say the same, “Well bloody done.” I really liked this page too http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/how-to-stay-sane-in-a-crazy-world-sophia-stuart/1115837271?ean=9781401944100

  4. Wow! exciting :))))

    PS I was meaning to comment on the post a few days back. Funny but you must just hang out with loads of intellects bc I am envious you have the mind and energy and conviction to write but jealous is an interesting one. I think it’s like being jealous of being president of the US or something like that if that makes any sense? It’s not about luck but work and talent so I hope you enjoy this day and wish you great success with it TeamGloria! xx

  5. Heather in Arles says:

    While I am reading this it is Officially Publication Day! Oh, I am so thrilled for you, how hard you have worked and how far you have come for this very special moment. If I were in LA, I would invite you out to tea at Marmont to celebrate!!
    Just wonderful.
    Gros Bisous and waving from France where “date du livraison” is still scheduled for April 3rd!

  6. vicawhite says:

    Good luck with the book it is fabulous xxx

  7. William Godwin says:

    Dear Published Author Lady. How wonderful to have a publication date – you are clever! We’re a bit behind you over here in Blighty and so have to wait a while longer to get out the bunting and Battenberg.

    Well bloody done.

    Xx

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