|Reviewed by Jeff Mason
|Beautifully woven, as always. We readers have the additional benefit of learning your fears and triumphs, wonderfully crafted. -- Jeff Mason|
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|Thank you for sharing such a lovely and meaningful experience, Christine. Your verses bring light. Love and best wishes to you,
|Reviewed by Rafika Anderson (Reader)
|Fabulous pacing -- it's almost as breathless to read as you express the experience was for you. Nice use of the interrogtive for emphasis. I like the way you take the reader on the ride with you, which is consistent in your work. Quite a lovely homage to your counterparts as well. Thanks so much for sharing.
|Reviewed by JMS Bell
|NOTHING LIKE KINDRED SPIRITS BEING BROUGHT TOGETHER BY DIVINE PROVIDENCE...NO WHERE TO GO BUT...LIFT(AND BREATHE)! A WONDERFUL WORK THAT IS FILLED WITH THE JOY OF GOOD PEOPLE GETTING TOGETHER. THANKS FOR SHARING...LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
|Reviewed by Amor Sabor
|Christine, I had not known you had an issue with confined places and spaces...even the cracking of the window gives one that little bit of power over those confinements we must bear...I do it so as to not block out one of those senses (hearing) that developed as a routine and via experience from being a police officer through life...such as shots fired, squealing tires, accidents nearby or shouts of help. I can imagine the thrill and excitement and subsequent reward of meeting new friends in person that you have known through paper in the past. It is good to hear that you found the trip well rewarding.|
|Reviewed by Axilea MU
|Vivid, sincere, very nice! The fear, the journey and the reward all clearly felt, Christine. :)
|Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo
|There is great satisfaction in facing down our fears and the reward, in this particular case, wonderful friends, seems so perfect. Lovely journey. ~Hugs,Elizabeth|
|Reviewed by Don Juan Amante
|a wonderful time had by all!|
|Reviewed by Elizabeth Price
|Facing fears is awesome. About your driving with the window cracked a bit, it's a good thing especially when you have your airconditioner on. Because the airconditioner blows benzine(?sp) straight at you and that is bad. The cure is a cracked window. So good for you. Plus, I always drive with my window open a bit, too. What a write. Love it. Liz|
|Reviewed by jude forese
|apprehension of the unknown is a bit claustrophobic, until we are lifted to our destination and we find it warm, complete and refreshing ...|
|Reviewed by John Bidwell
|This is one of the best "feel good" stories I've heard in a long time-all wrapped up in magical poetry.
|Reviewed by John Domino
|A special poem for such a special time. Bravo!
|Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
|Conquering fear, or at least managing it, has marvelous rewards in many places. Glad you persevered. Patrick|
|Reviewed by richard cederberg
|Sounds like a night to hold dear forever CT - glad you had a good time. r|
|Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
|I've said it before and I'll say it again...you and I are very similar Christine! Your fears, anxieties....are mirrors of my own....Sounds like a wonderful reunion!!! I'd love to personally meet so many of the beautiful people I've met in Author's Den! I felt your trepidation with every step in these words! Glad you prevailed!!!
|Reviewed by John Flanagan
|What a lift of spirits, kindred spirit poets.
Such a great capture, Christine,
of a very special get-together.
|Reviewed by Vivian Dawson
|It takes a kindred spirit
to recognize another one
You so captured your
wonderous feelings, Oh
kindred one, we see you
|Reviewed by Jon Willey
|Christine, the destination and the purpose for the journey were surely the bottle of courage that ensured their success. Christine Alwin and Amber were certainly worth all of the effort. I know the meeting was a spirited affair. You capture that joy and your metaphor was smooth as pate de foie gras. I bid you love and peace my dear friend. Jon Michael|
|Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather
|unforgettable evening.......in the company of amazing talented precious women......and "just enough" quarters for parking!!! meant to be.
|Reviewed by Kate Burnside
|A beautiful analogy and metaphor of those butterflies of both anticipation and slight nervousness, Christine, as we make a precious thing a proper reality. I love how you also give us the "red wheelbarrow" (to mix me mets!) of the need for a slightly open car window as well - gives us the sense of speed, direction and journeying: key markers in your cleverly sculpted work here, something that comes upon us fast - like anxiety, panic and fear. All dispelled, of course, in the GRAND ARRIVAL! Brilliant! Reminds me of meeting Andy Turner for the first time; I would say my heart was in my mouth, but he'd probably say my dinner was in my throat - JUSJOKIN!!! :)))) So glad it was a magical experience and one that will live on in the bonds that have been further deepened and forged. Fabulous capture, thank you. xx|
|Reviewed by Lonnie Hicks
|You have a way of putting the reader into the experience. A great talent to have.|
|Reviewed by Marcia Miller-Twiford
|Truly lovely Christine.
Peace be with you,
|Reviewed by Chip Bergeron
|Old elevators can be very unsettling, Christine.....Glad you were able to focus on what aaited you at the top.
|Reviewed by Kathleen McDonald
|Reviewed by Gene Williamson
|As we know, Christine, reaching the top is never an easy ride.
With the gathering of all that lovely talent, it had to have been
a timeless reunion. -gene.
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|Much of what we fear is unwarranted, as you so exclusively expressed in this poem.
|Reviewed by Laura Fall
|So glad you overcome the fear Christine and enjoyed time with friends a great poem and beautiful picture indeed Laura
|Reviewed by D Johnson
|Christine, those are experiences you take with you for the rest of your life and breathing helps you get there. This is a lovely write.
|Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
|Beautiful poem sweet lady..sounds awesome indeed Hugss|
|Reviewed by Mark Lichterman
|Isn't it nice to meet new friends, even if the trip becomes a bit terrifying. However, it's a good thing to remember to breathe.
Looks like you had a great visit. How was the trip down?
|Reviewed by Joy Hale
|To meet kindred spirits, to bond, to make new friends is an awesome experience! You overcame your fears so that you could enjoy the special moments you described. Thanks for sharing your visit with us. A beautifully penned poem, Christine.... one to be read over and over again. Joy L. Hale|
|Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
Your poem brought me right back to that elevator ride to the top.
It was all so surreal! What a beautiful woman you truly are. This poem is cherished and I shall read it again and again.
While Breathing of course!
I just posted my poem "Boston" in honor of us beautiful women.
I knew you were going to make it to the top and I knew that we were all going to have a blast!
Much peace, love and light,
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
|Oh, but I wish I had been able to observe this meeting of lovelies. It seems we both had unforgettable meeting in the last few days. I just loved this poem and your fears which were conquered in order to "breathe."|
|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|It sounds like, from your poem and what I heard from a little birdie who was there, that you had a fantastic time and made one of those life time bonds that are so rare. The picture and your poem is a wonderful tribute and momento of that meeting...framable for sure.
|Reviewed by Liana Margiva
|VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva|
|Reviewed by Christine Alwin
|....together we lifted 'each-other' in ways that are unexplainable, but that is what F R I E N D S do, I am now writing this in tears as I read this beautiful poem that wraps an evening I will never forget..thank you Christine, Morgan, Amber and Carol~
|Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader)
|heard you all had a great time...can never beat authentic italian food either!! cool poem.....|
|Reviewed by George Carroll
|Friends can quell the panic and what a grand reunion.|
|Reviewed by neerja gandhi
|ohh..take care, Christine. Best wishes.neerja|
|Reviewed by Douglas Bentley
|Some girls have all the luck!
I'm O.K. just green with envy
|Reviewed by TONY NERONE
|Many people have the same fears. Years ago I was troubled with panic attacks. It has taken a lot of praywers to cure myself. You can too.
A shrink once told me I must be a genious. So you see my friend mastering the chello has it's drawbacks. As always everything about your writing was awesome.
Peace and Love