She Was Inspired

Words Have the Power to Change to Us

I began my five-week speaking/book tour across the South in the following way. I arrived promptly at the Dixie Queen off base and was met by the librarian. He escorted me on base. We went to the library and after showing me around, we made our way to a large conference table. Ten minutes after I was supposed to start speaking, a young black lieutenant sat down across from me.

“Hi. My husband suggested I come. I’m the reader in the family. He said your book sounded interesting, but he also knows I’ll be reading it before him.”

Later, I called my wife. “How did it go?” she asked.

“She left inspired”.

“Fantastic! What did she…she? Oh, no.”

“Oh, yes. But you know what?”


“I’ve never done this before. I don’t have a clue about what to expect. All I can say is that I inspired my whole audience. How could I be anything but thrilled?”

“Good way to look at it.”

About Antonio Elmaleh

Author of The Ones They Left Behind. A Civil War veteran, on a mission of peace and healing, attempts to re-create Sherman's March. Based on a true story.
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1 Response to She Was Inspired

  1. Thom Hickey says:

    Thanks very much for following The Immortal Jukebox Antonio. I hope you will enjoy lots of entertaining writing and the wide variety of music. I usually post once a week. Please feel free to add comments. If it’s been a while since you visited come on over and see what’s new! Good luck with your book. Regards Thom.


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