by Carolyn Brown
I was so disappointed.
Then I read an article that declared all we need to know about life we could learn from reading T-shirts. I read lots of them. Like ...
If they don’t have chocolate in Heaven, then I ain’t going.
At my age, I've seen it all, done it all, heard it all, I just can't remember it all.
My mother is a travel agent for guilt trips.
I could surely relate to most of them, especially that part about chocolate. Can you imagine eternity with no chocolate?
But I couldn’t read every tee shirt in the world so I must not know everything about life after all. Then I realized that maybe I’d learned my lessons another way. Suddenly I knew those who went to kindergarten or those who create tee shirts don’t have a thing on me.
That reminded me of some of my favorite sister quotes:
What’s the good of news if you haven’t a sister to share it with? —Jenny DeVries
Ain’t it the truth! When I made the New York Times list last summer (I still can’t believe it!) the first folks I thought of were my author friends and I couldn’t wait to hit the lap top and send the message to them.
How do people make it through life without a sister. —Sara Corpening
Oh, my! How would I know where the best places to eat are if one of my sisters (Hi Shirley Marks) didn’t scout out the territory a day earlier than I can get to the conference. Or know how to work the elevators or where in the devil that room is that we are supposed to meet all the other Avalon authors? Without another of my writing sisters (Hello Carolyn Hughey), I would have never ventured out to get a slice of the best pizza in New York City.
Sisters are different flowers from the same garden. —author unknown
We might write in different genres. We might sell to different publishers but we are truly just different flowers. Take a look around at all the writers at the conference. Don’t you feel a kinship with every one of them? Those who are struggling to get published…I was there a few years ago. Those who are winning the big awards…oh, the glory of doing that some day!
There can be no situation in life in which the conversation of my dear sister will not administer some comfort to me. —Mary Montagu
Oh, yeah! Rejections? I whine to my writing sisters. Big news of another sale? I can’t wait to get to the phone or the lap top. Deadlines? They understand and comfort me while my eyes go blurry and my brain cells stop functioning at the end of the day.
by Carolyn Brown
In the cookies of life, sisters are the chocolate chips. —author unknown
Yes, ma’am! And they’ll save you a place at the table for the RITA’s because you were having a bad hair evening. Plus they just make everything better and sweeter!
A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life. —Isodora James
And that says it all. I can’t wait to see you all this summer. I’m going to sitting in my chair in front of the computer on the day the RWA folks open up for registration. If I’m not the first one to register it will be because my fingers don’t type as fast as one of my other sisters.