My Immense Good Fortune
“True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island..to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.”
Baltasar Gracian (Spanish Philosopher and Writer, leading Spanish exponent of conceptism, 1601-1658)
Two weeks from today our pilot event, our premiere moment for ‘Out of the Mouths of Babes: An Evening of Mothers Reading to Others’ will occur at 7:00 pm EST. Our event is presented by
The Berkshire Festival of Women Writers.
What is making this project happen is the momentum created by women telling their stories. One such teller, one such woman, one mother artist inspiration is Janet Reich Elsbach.
Her blog post on the ‘Out’ blog series squarely hits the heart of this project with her characteristic elegance.
So, as she “appreciates the ‘doing’ as value” I share the next in our ‘Out’ video blogs and these photos of some of the things Janet does or I do at her house or we have done together because our friendship is at the center of my creative life. Her love and support and massive good humor have pulled me off the edge many times.
And I will not even begin to tell you about the love affair I have with her son. That, you will have to read about when Laundry Line Divine: A Wild Soul Book for Mothers is published.
Celebrating the good fortune of you here with me,