So here I am … an author. Jodiette: My Lovely Wife is a reality. I won’t have a proof copy for a week or two, but the deed is done. Earlier today, I did my last little bit of proofreading. All the words are as I want them. And they’re spelled right. The commas are where I would like them to be. The front cover (Jody in Quebec City), the back cover (a gorgeous painting called “Cosmic Tree”, created by Kym Brundritt), italics, centering, lots of space around the entries … It’s all there! Happy am I.
What impact will the recent story of Jody and me have in the world? Large maybe. Or small. I do know that the book will reach people’s hearts. And those hearts will extend to other human beings. If something that Jody said or did can foster an opening in someone – wonderful. Waydago, my darling wife. Your courage and love and kindness will live on. You live in me every day, dear one.
Somewhere around March 15, 500 copies will arrive on my doorstep. This was the number that came into my head months ago. I sit here right now and smile, knowing that all of those books will find their way into the hands of folks who want to read them. Perhaps it will take years for that to happen. I don’t care. Jody touches.
I’m giving the book away. It’s the right thing to do. It makes me happy.