BOOKWALLA IRIS PERLA
Iris: Not really managed it. Just worked at it. Baba managed it!
Question: How did you get involved in this project?
Iris: Well, in the newsletter (of the Meher Baba
Center of Northern California), I saw that Irwin was asking for volunteers.
I called him up and I asked him. This is kind of funny. I told him
I could work on Thursdays, so he put me down. And then I thought,"Maybe
they might be short other days!"
Question: I've come on weekends, and I've noticed this groundswell, gradually. Can you describe what it's been like for you, from the beginning till now? The momentum, I guess I mean.
Iris: There were fewer people in the beginning,
but even though there were fewer people, it was very nice. I was just
reading this wonderful book, Meher Baba's Next Wave, and it
has all these wonderful stories about people who came to Baba after
He passed. I was reading Jeff Wolverton's story, and he was talking
about when he first found out about Baba, at a New York meeting, his
first meeting, and there was a picture of Baba on the wall, and the
picture kind of came alive. And he felt all the Love coming from the
picture. And then he noticed Baba's eyes going around the room, looking
at every person at the meeting. And said, "When Baba looked at
each person, it was like each one of them was His absolute, personal
Question: And then, this last week?
Iris: Yeah, the crowds have been more. I think
I'm so concentrated on what book people want, and giving it to them,
that I'm not paying any attention to what else is going on. But it's
nice tonight because somebody said to me, "Oh, look at the big
crowd around Irwin!" Tonight was the first night where there
was a big crowd around him, so they thought that was really nice.
Question: That's beautifully put, Iris. What books have people been buying the most of?
Iris: Hmmm. I just know the least! There
was only one Wayfarers that we sold. We sold the most
of The Silent Master (note: the book compiled and presented
to Baba by Irwin Luck) and the little book that was only $2.25, Life
At Its Best.