Sometimes He Buys Me Grapes is a memoir that shares the “song and dance” of life for a woman. It is about relationships and what happens with and inside them over time, in a very candid way.
The heart of a woman touches everyone around her and a woman’s heart needs to be whole. When family is good everything is fine in the heart of a woman. When blessed with pure friendships, that is icing on the cake for everyone. When desire, lust and love enter the picture, life often gets complicated. At that point relationships change. Some of the changes lead to break-ups and moving on. Then they reach that “back to me” point of rediscovery, the life journey coming full circle.
My love affair with words that express the lives that we live and the people that we love happened by chance. Having always been considered a sound but passionate writer who could capture the essence of a moment in a personal way, I thought it was because I only wrote about people and things that touched my heart space. It was personal because it came from the heart.
One evening in 2013, I took pen in hand as if making an entry in a journal that was no longer kept and was confronted with the reality that things had not been going well at home. It did not feel like the warm loving place it used to be; it was filled with growing friction, with no sense of harmony.
“I thought of my parents, my childhood, and the love my parents gave me and my siblings. Those were and still are happy thoughts. The love that started in the home gave me strength…when I was small, and even now.”
At that moment of reflection, I became inspired about the special relationship with my mother. Still holding on to the love of my mother and all that she instilled, I began writing the poem, “My Mother Prayed for Me.” That was the beginning of Sometimes He Buys Me Grapes. It was created and inspired in the essence and the core of love.
With this book of poems, prose and short stories, I, Regina Gale, want to open up conversations to matters that are important but often are not discussed. It is not easy to be vulnerable. Nor is it simple to discuss topics that have hurt so bad or have caused one much embarrassment or fear, or even worse risk having feelings ignored by people who are supposed to love you.
Sometimes He Buys Me Grapes is raw and candid. It is extremely personal, full of emotion and real life. It is the heart and soul of a woman, sharing a life that is wonderful and exciting but also difficult and sad at times. Senses will be touched with laughter, maybe a few tears but mostly memories within the journey of life in Sometimes He Buys Me Grapes.
It is available on Amazon.com in both Kindle and paperback versions.
“This book of poems is an unfurling of life events written in such a way that you can’t help but laugh, cry, and reminisce on your own life experiences…… Very compelling……”
“Take a deep breath ….. and begin a lyrical dance of words …..featuring the memories of life…. and it’s lessons.”
“Sometimes He Buys Me Grapes” …Is one of the most thought-provoking books of the 21st Century. Whether you are in love, out of love, or wanting to be in love, this book speaks to you in some way: through reflections, songs, essays or
poetry. It also provides a new and different conversation for men and women to think about, moving forward, in relationships. Highly Recommend!”
Lille` Mc Ghee
Queen, Author, Artist, Poet
Mc Ghee Queen Associates
San Jose, California