So, I went to the dentist today to get two crowns put in. As usual the crowns were an odd shape and looked like random white pebbles had been placed in my mouth, so as usual, it's a redo. Since I have been chatting and chatting about being in a Master's program for the past two years, I tucked my book under my arm and brought it with me to show the dentist and her assistant. The dentist wants to buy two copies. One for herself and one for the surgeon who takes out my rotted teeth. On my way out of the door the secretary asked to see the book. She opened it slowly, like she was taking in the experience of the cover and began to slowly browse through the photos. Sometimes she would reach out and caress a photo or say something out loud, "Look at the red berries!" or comment on some detail "The tree is shiny!" Then she looked up at me and said "I feel like I can just walk right into these scenes." It was fabulous, she was experiencing the book in a way I had hoped people would.
My goal for the day is to contact a printer to see if they can mass produce my book.