... but I always catch the edge of a mythical branch just before the abyss!!!
|one of the features of the interactive exhibits|
I'm willing to admit now that I was feeling intimidated by the changes that were pending for years, and wondering whether my work would remain relevant and timely. Thought maybe I'd not measure up to the important groundwork so carefully laid by the scholars over the years of preparation. But I needn't have feared. Everything added by the professionals was supportive of my living memory, and powerfully reinforced my unique contributions to the narrative.
Tomorrow I'm scheduled to give an hour-long interview for Public Radio International (PRI) to run on NPR (National Public Radio) hosted by Farai Chideya who will be with me from New York. A technician is scheduled to show up here in Richmond tomorrow morning at 10:15 to supervise the conversation.
... and ... an invitation was extended by the Tuskegee Airmen's site in Alabama where I'll be a guest on August 26th! Of course in the back of my mind is Betty the Worrier taking up space to keep me aware of the fact that we've entered hurricane season -- but it's only a quiet fear to keep in check for now, lest I collapse into my 6 year-old self who still holds that chilling life-changing flood of 1927 in active memory.
Life is good.
I know no one in Atlanta, but this will provide the chance to visit the King Center -- and I'm sure someone will make that possible. It would be a pity to be so close and not have the experience of connecting with all that history to enrich my work.