To be invited to present my book, “Two souls – one thought”, at the Swedish American Museum in Chicago was a dream come true. It was a night of honor for me.
I lived in Chicago for twenty years and the museum was a venue that meant a lot to me, and it still does. I have spent a lot of quality hours at the museum taking part in different events that nourish our Swedish heritage. Now it was time for my own event, and I felt the butterflies dancing to their own music in my stomach. I did not want to let anyone down. I was met at the door with a big hug from the Executive Director, Karin Abercrombie, and I felt the nervous butterflies fly away one by one. I was welcomed. As were all the other guests who braved the -20F Chicago night. Your presence in the room warmed my heart and soul.
I talked about my book, read two chapters, and then it was time for the audience to ask me questions. That was when reality hit me. I was not having a monolog up there – it was a dialog together with a group of very engaged people. I had written a book, and these people had thoughts and feelings that they shared openly. The room became an open field of flowing energy. I put some energy out and got ten folds back. The Q & A moment will carry me further into my writing thanks to all of you that were there.
Later it was time for book signing, and some one on one talk.
A big and warm thank you to the Swedish American Museum and their Executive Director, Karin Abercrombie, for having me. You made me feel more than welcome and I cannot wait until the next time!
A heartfelt thank you to Annika Valdiserri for everything you did to make this evening happen, and seeing to that everything ran smoothly – including helping organizing me …
And last but not least, a warm thank you to all of you who came to my book event. Your support and enthusiasm is still glowing in my heart. It keeps the fire inside me alive to keep doing what I am doing. Leaving the Swedish American Museum that evening you all helped me confirm that this is my path. This is what I want to do. I want to write, and I want to share my writing with people. To move and to connect with other people is what my writing is for. So that is what I shall do …
Thank You All for helping to manifest my Dream!