Monday, January 16, 2006
Today, I met a dear friend, for the very first time. Garnet and I are part of a very special blogger community. We have shared our thoughts, dreams, wonders and fears, amid our close knit family of Stranger-Friends.
Meeting face to face, we did not know whether to shake hands or hug. We tried the first, then chose the latter. It seemed silly to start with introductory social conventions, when we already shared so much. But it was also inappropriate not to, for we had never actually met.
It must be like that when two celebrities meet.
As I am big on symbols, I gave him a chunk of quartz crystal. Folks into metaphysics claim that quartz amplifies the energies of other stones. I like that idea, and I thought it might help our Garnet, Glitter even more.
My daughter and I set up a Wildlife Display for the Concerts for Children series at The Ohio Theater, where Garnet plays principal clarinet for The Columbus Symphony Orchestra.
Hundreds of children came by our display before going into the show. We even ran into a few folks we know.
The display was great, the concert was grand, Garnet was a Gem, and my daughter and I spent an entire day together, as mother and daughter, supporting Wildlife Conservation, educating the public, experiencing the symphony, and making new friends.
It just doesn't get any better than that, does it?