FF Chapter 5 -- Celebrating Collaboration
Bus stop gatherings
Perspective is key
I’ve heard it said that some of the closest relationships women have are with the stylists who take care of their hair. Well isn’t that the truth! There’s intimacy in allowing others to care for our personal wellbeing and appearance… and I can understand why your schedule is full to the brim. You offer so much more than runway locks.
When I sit in your chair, I feel I’m getting to go back and have a second run at mothering little ones. Through your eyes and stories, I find joy in how you delight in your children’s learning, milestones, and growth. Your perspectives sometimes make me wish I could go back and have a do over… if only for a split second. ;)
Hearing about your love of family — husband, children, parents, grandmother, in-laws, nieces and nephews — always leaves me with something to ponder. In your space you display a handcrafted wall hanging made by your niece. It has a delicate little comb, blowdryer, and scissors — made with love and care. Your framed children’s smiling faces invite me to smile back. We travel together through thoughtful conversations on all manner of topics — as multi-dimensional as the blondes and browns on my head.
Not only did you generously share yourself by writing a poem to pair with Elevated View… You sparked the idea for the fiction when you shared a tale from your morning trip to the bus stop.
Thank you Erica. Flourishing Fictions flourishes in part from your contributions.
You make me want to be a better person.
Gratitude and Love,