What was your first impression when you found out that Cynthia wrote
It did not surprise
me because she has a plethora of experiences to draw from and her
talent for expression is so unique. I remember one instance sitting
on her living room floor listening to her describe how she met a
new love interest. I mean it was exquisite and so very captivating.
I actually felt myself drawn in to the experience as though it had
unfolded right there in front of me and left me feeling that "school
girl flutter" in my stomach.What is the silliest thing you
and she have ever done together?We had this fabulous girl weekend
in the mountains in a wonderful little cabin, hanging out in our
p.j's watching as many "chick flicks" as we could fit
into a few days. We prepared divine cuisine, indulged in great desserts,
laughed like school girls and drank great wine. At one point, we
got into this in-depth discussion about our changing bodies and
how over the years everything simply has "gone south".
One of our over 60 girl friends just stood up, lifted her pajama
top and exposed her breasts. Feeling the desire to be free and uninhibited,
I stood and did the same, slightly sucking in my stomach. Then Cynthia
bounced up and in one great howl, we laughed and cried hysterically
for quite some time, realizing how good it felt just being so comfortable
with each other and the very best of friends.
Q: What impresses
you the most about her personality or attitude towards life?
been through probably the worst situations of any of my friends.
She has survived conditions and heartache I could never imagine
or want to endure personally. Her life has been filled with lost
love, pain, yearning and some regrets. Each of these have enriched
her life in some way and given her strength to keep going because
that's what she does. She has not been successful in finding love
but in spite of it, she writes novels that are filled with passion
and triumph. Cynthia is a survivor, not a victim. She never whines
about her circumstances, she gets past that and looks to the next
opportunity to improve the way things are. She is a woman of purpose
and I look forward to the day when she is fulfilled financially,
emotionally and spiritually. She deserves all good things as she
has given so much to those of us who love her.