Book signings never fail to make me feel like I’m the happiest human being in the planet. And today I got to meet Miss Lang Leav. I am more into reading prose rather than poems. It is very rare for me to get really hooked with a book filled with stanzas and rhythms. I only read Sylvia’s works and a little of Pablo Neruda’s. But when I finally got to have a hold of Lang’s book, Love and Misadventures, her words seemed to grow on me. I had been dreading to get myself a copy of that even before Christmas but since there were more important things to spend my money with, I temporarily deprived myself of it. LMAO. When Fullybooked posted an announcement on their Facebook page that Lang’s coming, I had to keep myself from running around the house. I was too excited that I even texted my best friend right away. To my disappointment though, she kind of ditched me the day before the event. And it’s okay. It always is. I believe she had more important things to mind rather than attending this event with me. I don’t sound bitter, do I? Anyway, I can’t stay mad at her for so long so I might as well get over it. Tina accompanied me, though. I APPRECIATE THAT SO MUCH.
I was the 17th person to have my book signed! Early bird, eh?
Lang read a few of her poems requested by fans. Thank God somebody raised a hand and asked if she could read Lost Things for everyone. THAT’S MY FAVORITE. Anyway, I took a video of her reading the poems. She read it with so much feels. I felt like she’s reading it just for me. After every piece there was always a comfortable silence surrounding the room and then you’ll just hear people letting out a heavy sigh. Amazing.
I also got to see one of my high school friends, Jhed. And to top it all off, I made friends with someone. She’s Jackie. I didn’t get to ask her full name, though. Now I can’t find her on twitter. Too bad.
I had a great time. This was my favorite book signing event I’ve attended so far. I JUST LOVE THIS DAY. I hope the next time Lang comes back, Michael’s already with her. They make an unbelievably awesome couple. Jelly mee.
And oh! I’d like to thank Tina for always being there. Yikes. I want you to know that I very much appreciate you being there for me when nobody else was. I admire your being able to put up with my likes. Even though you’re not into attending events like this, you still did just for me. Thank you for sticking up even though at times I know I’m overly talkative and I think you’re starting to adopt that attitude of mine. WAHAHA. Thank you. I hope you did have a great day because I really did.
A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked. — Bernard Meltzer