With today being September 11th, I felt that today's message and
quotes were worth repeating. (and for those wonderful folks that subscribe to
both my blogs, I apologize for the 'rerun'.)
may this dress bring peace ~
for all of those affected by
the events of September 11th,
which is all of us -
some more obvious than others.
Today's dress is a commissioned
sculpture for a man who lost his fiancée
12 years ago today.
At the 10 year anniversary
of this tragedy he felt that it
was time to let go of
his box of memories.
He asked me if I could create
something out of his treasure box.
I was honored and accepted the task.
This was a box full of letters;
notes between the couple during college,
cards of encouragement for new jobs,
the announcement about their engagement,
articles about 9/11,
the missing person flyers,
a cornucopia of condolences cards,
from friends, family, coworkers,
communities and even strangers.
When Jeff approached me,
he didn't want a memorial of
his fiancée and her death.
He wanted a sculpture that would portray
the importance of community,
and the positive growth that
can come through adversity,
as well as a celebration of Amy's spirit.
To read more about the piece, click here,
(though I just realized that longer
description of this piece is yet to be written)
So for today I give you 'dear jeff'
and the words of John Lennon,
from his anthem, 'imagine'.
One of my utmost favorite songs,
with lyrics that reach into the true
depth of my soul and makes me ache
for the world he describes!!
let us all strive for peace in our time.
As John Lennon said :
“War is over ... If you want it.”