Thursday, September 9, 2010

Henry W

Remember Henry W? I lobbied for a reporter to do a story on him. I lobbied hard, because really, Henry's story is such a testimony to the human spirit. I lobbied so well that it was suggested that I do the story because I am so passionate about the topic. *blink* Dang. Did not see that coming.

The thing is, I write about little stuff. I write extensively about little stories that amuse but, in the grand scheme of things, don't matter to anybody but me. Henry's story is important. Really important. It really deserves a professional. Not me.

I've gone and scared myself spitless.

10 comments:

A Novel Woman said...

You really don't get it, do you. The little stuff IS the big stuff.

In the grand scheme of things, that's all there is.

You can do it. You should do it. You will do it.

Spitless? Have a drink of water and go get 'em.

Pencil Writer said...

You go, Novel Woman!!! Then, you go, too, Debby!

Kelly said...

NW is right. You'll do a fine job!

Brianna said...

Ohhh, that is SO COOL! You have to do this, Mom, Buddy says he can't imagine anyone more professional! We're with NW on this one. You'll do a great job, just like everything else you set your mind to!

Twain12 said...

i think you'll do wonderful

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Debby, I looked back at your previous post about Henry W. I know you can do the article. You have a great start with the questions. In your own words "We were allowed to ask questions. Of course I had some, but we could not ask him open ended questions, due to the time constraints for the class. And to pick only one question? Dear heavens. I had so many I didn't know where to start. I finally picked the one I was most curious about. Mine was: "How old were you the very first time you had a choice?" The answer came back. "15." My very next question would have been "What was that choice?" "What did you pick?" "Where did you learn about God?" "Was there always a fire in you to get out, to be someplace else, to do something else?" "What did it feel like when it began to happen?" "Could you hardly believe it?" "What was it like, to be loaded up and leaving that facility?" "What was your first night outside that facility like? Could you even sleep for the joy?" On and on it would have gone."

Lydia said...

Well, I guess you'll do it afraid -- and do well, to boot! (as you do all things.)

I think Henry could not have a more deserving reporter than you. You will be able to tell his story in your honest, compassionate way.

Yikes!

number1aunt said...

You are an amazingly talented writer. You write from the heart, infusing the words with feeling. They couldn't have asked a better person to write the article.

Hal Johnson said...

"It really deserves a professional." Boloney. It deserves a damn GOOD writer. You're it. Now take a couple of deep breaths, and go kick some ass.

PaintedPromise said...

i agree with A Novel Woman:

You can do it. You should do it. You will do it.

YAY DEBBY!!!!