Here are some song lyrics a friend emailed me on the day my tour began:
I never wanted to be a star, I never wanted to travel far
I only wanted a little bit of love
So I could put a little love in my heart
I never wanted to be la-de-da, go to parties avec le bourgeois
I only wanted to sing my song well,
So I could ring a small bell in your heart.
– from “I Never Wanted” by Cat Stevens
I’ve been carrying that around in the copy of Fire I read from. I like being reminded of the little love and the small bells. :o)
All’s going well! And I’m even getting to do some sightseeing. Monday I was in Denver; Tuesday, Seattle; Wednesday, Palo Alto; and today I fly to Austin. I have no idea what’s going on in the news (Cordelia had to explain the David Letterman thing to me via text message) and my email is out of hand… but things are going well.
If you’re going to be in the Houston, Miami, Jacksonville, or DC areas in the next few days, please check my Appearance Schedule, because I’m doing bookstore events in those places. (Jacksonville! That means I get to see the twins!)
Happy Thursday, all.