I got to Jazzhole for the Nadine Gordimer reading and immediately something felt off. The first thing was that I found a parking space easily. Then when I got in to the store, people were just standing around and no one was sitting in preparation to see her. There was a post-event feeling in the air.
I ran into a friend who asked whether I had caught the reading.
- What do you mean? I near shrieked. You mean it's over??????
- Yes, apparently she had to leave early for the airport. They had to move the time forward. Most people didn't know.
I didn't know either. I had been looking forward to seeing her. And I was on time too!!!!!!!!