Thursday, April 12, 2012


This beautiful pin was given to me by a very special family member, a woman whose knowledge and grace seem to cloud around her.  I always enjoy talking to her and just being around her.  She has experienced lots and has a calmness to her so that she positively affects the zen of any room she is in.*  I am lucky to share a family tree with her.

Last time I was home, she couldn't make it to a family gathering, but she sent this in her stead... and consequently taught me about gutta percha.  (I told you, she's cool like that.)  It was her grandmother's, and I just love it.

I'm serious.  Drop her in a contentious courtroom or any meeting involving North Korea--let's see what happens.