Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Oprah Visits Life by Chocolate! IWSG
Have you noticed that insecurities seem to delight in wreaking havoc with the creative process? Well, Alex J. Cavanaugh did something about this problem; he founded an Insecure Writer’s Support Group. We’re posting monthly, exposing our vulnerabilities and/or offering support to one another. Please check out Alex’s blog to visit others’ posts. It’s a group of kind-hearted bloggers/writers, authors and all-around great folks. Join us, if you haven't already! All that's required is an insecurity or two hundred.
With a frozen stare, Robyn says out loud and robotically: Keep breathing. Keep breathing. Then, she looks up. Oops, camera’s on. Hi, folks! You won’t believe this! I’m so nervous, I can barely breathe. She’s like CEO of the universe, and she’s actually HERE now in our studio! Ladies and Gentlemen, let’s give a warm welcome to today’s guest, Oprah Winfrey!
Oprah walks across the stage with a big smile.
Oprah: Hello, everybody!
Robyn and Oprah shake hands and sit facing each other on Life by Chocolate’s stage.
Robyn: Oprah, I just, wow, I can’t believe you’re here. I mean, I sent you that letter twelve years ago and you responded last week, I’m so honored. You’re probably pretty busy too. Leaning towards her, Robyn whispers: I hope you’re okay with the pay. It’s not good.
Oprah: Yeah I’m fine in that area. She glances at her watch. I do have a minute, dear, but I’m afraid that’s it. Go ahead now, it’s your show.
Robyn: Oh, um, I wasn’t ready for this. It’s like, geeze. I’ve worshipped you since I first saw you on your show. You’re superhuman — way, way up there, like with Mother Teresa and Google. And you’ve co-authored five books, and you’re a wonderful actress, hosted the world's most popular talk-show, and you're so generous with your time and money and, oh, sorry about the OWN ratings. If it’s any consolation, you’re too smart for the world, Oprah. People are getting stupider. I mean, they'd rather watch Snooki. She’s SO annoying, oh my God. And she’s bringing a baby into this world. Lord help us all!
Oprah: Mm, mm, mm mm. She looks at her watch. Well, I do need to leave now. Before I go, though, you seem to have bundle of insecurities.
Robyn: Oh I do, Oprah. Thanks for noticing. Robyn smiles proudly. This whole writing thing, and writing in first-person, and what the *bleep* —sorry— I mean, what was I thinking? I’m one big *bleep*n —sorry again—rancid glob of insecurities. You know?
Oprah nods. Mm, mm, mm mm.
Oprah: Well sweetie, I’ll leave you and your viewers with this: You, and only YOU —she points directly at the camera— know the passions of your heart. Follow them. FOLLOW THEM. Be true to your life’s passions, and keep faith in your inner voice. That’s what this journey is all about.
Robyn: Thank you so much Oprah! You are truly inspiring.
Oprah bounces up and departs with a wave. Gayle’s waiting by the exit. They exchange a hug, then take off in a limousine bound for Yosemite.
P.S. To everyone who finished the A-Z challenge, congratulations! Every post I read was top-notch. You did great, and I know it wasn’t easy.
P.P.S. To everyone, keep following your passions. Happy May!
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