The 3Gs - GRATITUDE, GUIDANCE, & GRACE
“What do you want to eat?” Walter asked.
“You’re the epicurean savant. You decide,” I replied.
Off we trotted into the narrow streets of Nice in search of a bistro the gourmet connoisseur wished to dine. No sooner had we settled at our table, my beloved enquired, “What and why were you praying so earnestly at Cathedrale Sainte Reparate?”
“I prayed for the 3Gs,” I replied nonchalantly.
“What?” he said puzzlingly.
I snickered at his query while looking at the enticing menu.
“You know..., the 3Gs,” I quipped.
Curiosity overtook his dignified comportment. He pressed, “Tell me about the 3Gs.”
“Let’s start with GRATITUDE. I thanked the universe for manifesting Mr. John Coventry, a U.K. film producer and his Hollywood associate, Julian, for producing A Harem Boy’s Saga; a memoir by Young - my autobiographical books into a movie series,” I declared.
“My literary and film agent informed me this morning that INITIATION is currently in pre-production. She asked for photographs of the actual people in the book, so John and Julian can commence a worldwide search for the right actors to play me and the characters in the movie.”
“Why didn’t you tell me earlier?” my ‘hubby’ chirped delightfully.
“I wanted to thank the Universal God before divulging the news to you. I also want to ask the higher powers for GUIDANCE; for John, Julian and the pre-production team to locate the right actor to play the adolescent moi,” I stated.
Walter commented, “No wonder you were so contemplative in Sainte Reparate. Something I’ve never seen you execute.”
I answered smilingly, “I know. I like to effectuate everything I do with GRACE, and, where better to say my little prayer, than within France’s elegant Cathedrale Sainte Reparate.
“You should know by now, the movie, will reflect my sophisticated modish self. Therefore, it’s fitting to be GRATEFUL; to pray for GUIDANCE and most importantly for GRACE, to John's team who are assisting me fulfil my dream.
“Prayers are not meant to ask ‘God’ to give us the things we desire or want, but appreciative thankfulness for what has already been provided or will soon be bestowed.”
My beloved expressed, “Wisely said and artfully prayed.”
He lifted his glass and toasted A Harem Boy’s Saga triumph and successes to my future endeavors.
Bernard Foong (aka Young)
A Harem Boy’s Saga; a memoir by Young
(a 5 – 7 book autobiographical series)
A Harem Boy's Saga (series) - Film Option Agreement signed with a U.K. Film Production Company.