Yesterday, I was sharing the opening poem of BookSpeak! and how it came to be the opening poem. Well, last week was my birthday, and Randy, my husband, and I were spending a few days up on the North Shore of Lake Superior–one of my favorite places in the whole world! We had just parked the car, and Ran said, “OK, I’m going to give you an early birthday present.” He led me to the front of the car and said, “Notice anything different?” Ack! Now I know how people feel when their partner spins around and smiles and says, “Notice anything different?” And you’re thinking, “No.…” But then, finally, I realized that we had new frames around the license plates. Look what Randy did!
He put the opening quatrain of “Calling All Readers” on our car! He wanted something with a travel theme for Byron (our car) and had looked through all my poetry books when he finally happened on the opening poem of BookSpeak! Isn’t that cool? I’d much rather travel in a book than in a car, but now I’ll be able to sort of do both at the same time. Makes those trips to Target or the donut shop much more exotic;>)