"If winter comes,
can Spring be far behind?"
-Percy Bysshe Shelley, Ode to the West Wind
After the fierce blast of winter much of the U.S. endured, many of us find ourselves yearning for the sweet whiff of spring, which is just around the corner.
My renewal arrived early in the guise of my dear Lee, asking me to try my hand at the glassybaby blog. Such a tough act to follow--after Nic.
Working with Lee and the glassybaby team is an honor as well as a pleasure.
I'm told, the best way to go about blogging is to jump right in. So here goes.
Imagine, if you will, a summer afternoon in Wayland, Massachusetts. I am sitting with my husband--at the time a young resident at the Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary--at the dining room table of one of the young attending surgeons and his family.
All of a sudden the screen door flies open and in a stream of sunlight,a nine-year old sprightly vision appears. Her hair was a halo of chestnut ringlets and her green eyes shone with enthusiasm as she offered her hand and declared, "Hello,I'm Lee. It's nice to meet you."
With that, her father pulled her onto his knee and asserted what we all know to be true, "This one's a keeper!"
Our two families moved to Seattle together. And, as they say in the movies, this was "the beginning of a beautiful friendship."
It is so fitting that these bright eyes would in maturity focus on the positive energy that would become glassybaby.
Through the years glassybaby has become a part of my life. Lord knows I love to buy one for myself every so often. But I especially love to give glassybaby: for celebration, and for times of reflection and for times of grief. Their message of love, light, and hope is emblematic of the warmth of community, and stands for the eternal truth: that we all rely on one another.
You know, glassybaby warms you twice, just like the woodcutter’s wood after he lights his fire.
I am proud to be working with people who give back to the community so generously and so joyously.
Until next time,