8/3/07

with love

last evening, i went to the mailbox hoping for a book i'd ordered, and found one of the dearest gifts i've ever received. my good friend--a woman with whom i'd had an immediate connection at the writing workshop i attended about a month ago--had sent a lovely handmade bookmark (pictured above), along with a note, which reads in part: "i hope this book mark is something you can use and i hope it reminds you--each time you are reading the work of others--of your own magnificent gifts and stories and novels to come..."

this morning, i am feeling tremendously blessed.

5 comments:

Lisa said...

What a wonderful day you had! My world has become so much richer since I've reached out to communicate with other writers. It seems something extraordinary happens nearly every day. The bookmark is such a creative and charming idea.

iyan and egusi soup: said...

lisa:

i know what you mean about wonderful things happening as we connect with other writers. there's such magic within a community of like-minded others.

Black Girl Lost said...

I never would have realized the power of our writing workshops until I'd actually attended. Who knew this world of writers and lovers of fiction actually existed? Your post is a reminder of that discussion we had about there being no coincidences when you're on the right path. Keep going girl...

iyan and egusi soup: said...

trenee:

i'm happy to hear from you.

"...no coincidences when you're on the right path."

right on!

Ello said...

I loved the message on your book mark! Maybe she should think of selling them, I'd buy one!