Sunday, July 18, 2010
Last night, following a garden party thrown by a dear and talented friend—she writes, she takes photographs, she teaches, she teaches me how to teach and listens when I fail—we gathered in her daughter's lampworking studio to watch two rods of Pyrex become a new breed of dinosaur. I have loved my friend's daughter and her sisters since I met them years ago. About sisterhood, music, joy, words, they have taught me. This time the lesson was the taffy-ness of near glass, the neck stretch of a heated allosaurus, the power of passion for a talent accidentally discovered.
I came home with an iridescent snake that I will wear with great pride around my neck.