Thursday 3 March 2011

Tempus Fugit... when you're On the Radio!

So.... I was know... On The Radio today :) I know I should have said something, but I was worried I might do something embarrassing like an Oscar or Grammy shout-out... "I just wanna thank God, and my Mom, and Everybody! I wanna thank Evverrryyyboddyy - y'all know who you are!"... but fortunately I didn't.

I arrived at the same time as my co-st... wait, can I say co-star? Or is that a bit diva-ish for radio? My co-radio-show-person was Inbali Iserles, the author of The Tygrine Cat. She is a Proper Published Person who is on a promotional whirlwind at the moment, as opposed to yours truly. I have to thank Jane Wilson-Howarth for suggesting me to the producer (there's my shout-out!). The subject was World Books Day, and the importance of reading, and the process of writing; but I also talked about Lupus, and the support I have received through this blog (and that's my second shout-out). Liz Rhodes, the presenter of the Chat Room said I was a natural for a first timer and would I please come back? Why not, says I. I'll come back :)

photo of self with Riz, by Angel C. Edward
I wave goodbye as time flies past me. I am the train station of sisters, bidding farewell to the rapidly departing figure of a brother. Rizwan left for Cape Town, South Africa, yesterday. Onwards, to the next challenges, surprises and deepening of the learning curve. Meanwhile, I am putting together my personal statement to the Patient Care Trust, to support the consultant's application for Rituximab. So I bow gratefully to this day of smiling and enjoying a moment to remember.


Lorenzo — Alchemist's Pillow said...

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to you on the show. Your voice is as lovely as your writing and you express yourself very well, whether describing SLE lupus or discussing the riches of blogging or reading your poetry. You sounded very smooth and polished, as if doing radio was second nature to you. Hearing your voice will enrich my reading of your blog as I will be able to imagine how it sounds in your voice.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Well done, Shaista. I havent listened yet, but I will. So happy you had the opportunity to speak and raise awareness about lupus. I am also thrilled your treatment application is being readied. Finally!!!!!! I know what you write will have a profound impact and that the outcome will be wonderful.

You'll miss Rizwan, but so wonderful to have had him home for a while and to meet the fair Angelina.

Glad your radio interview was so enjoyable.

Ruth said...

Hearing your voice puts a physical truth to you, congruous, utterly so, with what I know of you. Indeed you were at ease and beautifully spoken. I appreciate that I know more about Lupus from your descriptions. I wish I could save you from it, or someone could save you. I love what you said about people asking you if you've been published: "I'm writing," you said." I like how you were relaxed about your presence in the world as well as on the radio. I'm with Lorenzo, this will shape how I "listen" to your poems and prose from here. xoxo

Cloudia said...

I bet you were great!

Aloha from Waikiki

Comfort Spiral



Sherry Blue Sky said...

Shaista! Welcome to Poets United! Yay! We are so lucky to have you!! Keep an eye out for the Thursday Think Tank prompts and Sundaty's Poetry Pantry, where you can post a poem of your choice.........yay!

Cloudia said...


Yes! My little Hawaii novel,
"Aloha where you like go?"
has been out a couple of years and has 25 nice reviews on amazon!
I'm also in the Hi State Library which means I've arrived (LOL)
So do check it out - you are personally invited!

Warmly, Cloudia

Unknown said...

Congratulations to you on your media debut!

I've skimmed through your site this afternoon, and really like your poetry. Your view is gifted.

I adore the unabashed affection for your parents. Wondrous! The Good Husband and I just celebrated our 30th anniversary, so we are right up there with them.
I wrote about that here, if you care to peruse:

Jeanne-ming Brantingham said...

I loved it! My favorite Shaista quote, "My heart beats too fast."

Oh baby, it sure does. and now mine does too! Love your voice.

Chills and goosebumps.

Tess Kincaid said...

You were on the radio?! Get out! How cool is that? This is too exciting! I'm off to take a listen...

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