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Hello one and all, and welcome to our second Thanksgiving special! Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays to everyone as well. I'm so glad to have you all here today with me and my very, very special guest. However, before I dive right into who this guest is (And a familiar face here on this series), I am your host, chromeantennae and it is an honor and a privilege to be a part of your Thanksgiving, today. And since this is the day of giving, I really couldn’t ask for anyone better than the truly inspirational LadyLincoln. Jenene is one of my biggest dA heroes here and she is someone I whole-heartedly admire and love with all of my heart. She is someone I'm extremely thankful for in my life on and outside of deviantART.
She's also here with me on the show again because she has a very important cause near and dear to her heart that she would like to raise my awareness on. And I wanted to assist her in that endeavor so I bring this true beauty back onto the show to talk about that and more. Thank you so very, very much for taking time out of your busy schedule Jenene to make this series that much more incredible with your presence again. It is an absolute honor, my friend.
LilacsStage four lung cancer, they said. Six months, at best. You held on for so long, chemotherapy jovially turning you from a white haired lady in to a wig topped moppet. Vitamin C treatments, pills, sleep. Doctors, hospitals, tears and upset stomachs. To make you feel better, we announced that I was pregnant with your eleventh grandchild, and we hoped to God in Heaven that you would meet her. And you did. You clutched her to you with the fierce passion of somebody who has created a life inside of them and spooned her cake on her first birthday...and a month later you faded away.
When the call came, I was sitting on my living room floor. It was my birthday, quietly I turned another year older while you hummed along on machines in a hospital room, far from me. Far from anywhere I needed you to be, and the last place I wanted. It was just before midnight, everything was peaceful, I was content. Contemplative.
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InvictusWhen they start talking months, well--you know it's pretty bad. They have charts and graphs, shiny pictures on a projection screen, and cute little pointer-pens to highlight Area A and Mass B. They discuss the odds quietly, as if afraid to tempt Fate, and make strange suggestions along the lines of affairs and order.
All the while, you listen. You listen, and listen, and try to smile when they do. The hand atop yours is tight, and white, and you kiss the knuckles to keep it calm. You can feel tears through the skin, though they haven't yet fallen, and you nudge a shoulder with your own. Chin-up, you say without saying. Chin-up. It's all going to be okay.
And then you're in the car staring out windows. The hand is still with you, but the other is on the wheel, and his eyes are on the road. He's afraid to speak, and so are you, but you both slide smiles when you think it's most appropriate.
And to everyone who tuned in on this day of thanks, I want to thank you all for joining us for the sixteenth episode of “Adjusting The Antennae,” where we try to shift the focus of dA to the greatness of poetry and prose. It is such an honor to have gotten this far with you all and I hope you all know how much I love and appreciate everyone’s support. I also hope that you all enjoyed this sixteenth installment of “Adjusting The Antennae.” Also, also! I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I hope you all fill yourselves up on turkey, pie, and all sorts of other goodies. And of course, I want to thank the amazing LadyLincoln for taking time out of her busy schedule to tell us a little bit more about herself and this great cause she's bringing attention to.
On one last point, if you know of a writer who deserves more attention or a writer you believe would make for a good interviewee, please comment below or note me with your suggestion(s)! You're also more than welcomed to add questions along with your suggestions, too. Also, if you enjoyed this interview, please show Jenene some love, spread the word on this series, or just let your thoughts be known on this with a comment!
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