A Moon, Worn as if it Had Been a Shell
- it is the place where my friend Elizabeth Aquino writes. She writes in many other places, as well, and advocates for children's health care issues, while raising her gorgeous sons and her beautiful daughter, Sophie, who shares Katie's birthday.
Sophie has frequent seizures, and has done since she was 3 months old. Recently, Elizabeth reached out and asked that those of us who wish to might make origami cranes for Sophie, in paper, or in our minds, as a form of prayer for her. I love this idea...but I have a lot of trouble following this kind of direction. (My husband will be laughing here, because he thinks I have trouble following ANY sort of directions - not navigating, but directions from others). Even though I started a blanket-making and quilt-making guild, I have trouble with sewing patterns, building and repair instructions and, as it turns out, origami instructions, too.
In spite of that, I have done my best with Sophie's crane, and here it is, full of love and intention for her healing and blessing.
|If any of you know how to finish this, please leave a comment for me!|
Over the weekend, we also went to Bellevue to see our brother-in-law (and to have the turn signal bulbs replaced in my car), took a walk with my sister and her dog, visited my brother at his office (can you say "hilarious workaholic?"), and visited Smileygirl and Tom. We had a beautiful and invigorating walk by the Sound at sunset with them and Wrigley. The sky turned the most electric shades of fuchsia, and it was glorious to see.
On Sunday, we did yardwork, visited Gregg's parents, and cut our Christmas tree at the tree farm (this is quite a different activity when it's done without children - not nearly as much fun, but still better than buying a pre-cut one). We are going to the farm again in a couple of weeks with our friends from the city, their kids and David, but David wanted us to cut ours - the one he chose - and have it up and decorated when he gets home from college for the holidays, so Gregg and I went to get it yesterday. It's drinking water from a bucket right now. I thought we might decorate the tree when Gregg's parents come over for dinner tomorrow night.
If you have any skills in origami, or desire to pray for Sophie, or just want to read some brilliant writing, stop over and see my dear Elizabeth at http://elizabethaquino.blogspot.com/