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Button Sunday

February 8th, 2009 (02:11 pm)

current mood: grateful

Today's button is a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson:

I can't tell you how much it means to me to know there are so many masterpieces making Tim's world a more beautiful place. I'm delivering all the good thoughts and get well wishes being sent his way from friends who're calling, e-mailing, Tweeting, and Facebooking (that's a verb, right?). Tim may be the perfect example of a broke writer and artist, but he's wealthy in the love and support from new and lifelong friends.

Then there are the ones of you who don't really know him but know how much he means to me and send your best. I draw so much strength from all of you--and it gives Tom a chance not to have to be my rock of fortitude 24/7.

What could be better than having a King Cake delivered all the way from New Orleans? It may be Greg's bad luck that he pulled up to The Compound on the same day Tim's lung collapsed, but it was our good luck that he was here. Between him, Rhonda, Lindsey, Rex's attorney Laura, and Lynne, The Compound people and dogs have been taken care of, amused, diverted, and surrounded by love and endless acts of kindness and attention.

Greg's signing at Murder By the Book was a lot of fun on Saturday. And in one of those spontaneous acts of friendship and generosity, he pulled A Coventry Wedding from his shopping bag and held it up to show everyone. I didn't even know they were carrying the book there, and the great folks who staff this jewel of a bookstore were right on it, bringing stock to the front counter so I could sign it and offering to host a booksigning for me, though there's not a murder to be found in Coventry.

Now I need to get one of Lindsey's delicious cookie brownies to the hospital for Tim before they take him off solid foods again in preparation for his surgery tomorrow. I'll keep you posted on his status. He's in good spirits--thanks to his many friends.


If you own any of the books in the opposite side bar and would like them signed, mail them to:
P.O. Box 924104
Houston, TX 77292
Please include three dollars for return postage. Thank you.

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