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I love teaching and truly believe that deep down inside everyone is an artist, capable of creating something. There is power and knowledge in the act of creating something with your own hands, made from your own heart and head.

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

A Lesson in Perspective from a Stranger at the Farmers Market

Sitting at the farmers market journaling with friends this morning. We were approached by an elegant looking older woman. She started talking to us and telling us her story. She pulled up her sleeve. A tattoo of numbers. She spoke ten languages and told us that while her whole life was taken from her, "they could never take my knowledge." She began to tell us the story of how she became the mother of twenty two orphan children when another well dressed woman came over. They embraced and off they went arm in arm to cooking class.

All I can think is how quickly things can be put into perspective and how kind and loving we need to be to each other.


Lottie me said...

What a very moving encounter - and what an absolute privilege to have met her

Sandy said...

Wow. That is so true.

Barbara said...

Lovely post Kelly. Everyone has a story. We must all be open to hearing it from anyone and everyone we meet.

Dlee said...

That's what's called a serendipitous experience. Lucky you. Need to do a page to unexpected encounters.