The other day I was the guest on WGNU AM920 talk radio for the Women-Inspiring-Women “Authors on the Air” program, my first time on radio. It was a lot of fun chatting it up with the hosts of the show. The two women were fun and made me feel very comfortable – except for the microphone in my face and the annoying headphones, and the fact that I had to think before I spoke because who knows how many people were listening! That last is not exactly my strong point.
We spent an hour talking about Cherry Blossoms in Twilight and touched upon its significance in reminding us that war is hell and that everyone suffers. War is not just another video game. We wondered how the Iraqi, Afghan, Lebanese and Israeli citizens today live through the constant fear of death. It just seems like so many of the world’s government and military leaders will never learn to behave and play well with others… and it is the innocents who suffer.
We also talked about the value of capturing old memories, how they may seem so everyday to our elders yet they are living history to younger generations who mostly know nothing about “the old days.” I commented how so many of our WWII era seniors are passing away without leaving their stories – like a treasure chest that was never opened. I am hoping that you will take the time to open the treasure chest of your own parents or grandparents while they are still alive so that together you can run your fingers through the gold. Let the sharing and discovering begin.