Posts Tagged "light"

birdwings: a brief reflection of my birth story

Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014

birdwings: a brief reflection of my birth story

My husband knew I was nervous because I’d asked him what I should wear at least three times that day. I still hadn’t lost my pregnancy weight and hadn’t realized that the hope of concealing my ripened motherly figure was just a symbol of the burden I carried from the trauma of my son’s birth. I was meeting with my birth group for the first time since each of our births. There were four couples and we shared our stories in the order of birth dates. The first of the mother’s had a lovely, textbook, natural birth. Short. Simple. Magical. The second to go had an intensely bright and memorable birth as well, but a few complications crept up, resulting in her newborn taking a brief visit to the NICU. The third to go had the hardest story to hear by far.

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when you are lonely or in darkness (hafiz)

Posted on Monday, January 27, 2014

when you are lonely or in darkness (hafiz)

On day the sun admitted,
“I am just a shadow.
I wish I could show you
The infinite Incandescence
That had cast my brilliant image!”

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lee, hope and the many names behind glassybaby

Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012

lee, hope and the many names behind glassybaby

We’ve heard names such as rudolph and robin hood often chosen for pets or stuffed animals, but its not too often a glowing glass votive of light holds such names – or one has even given thought to naming such an object.  But Lee Rhodes, owner and creator of glassybaby has and still names each of her over four hundred glassybaby, not in a corporate office, but with co-workers in her favorite local Japanese restaurant.  Lee tells me, “We’ve always named the new colors at this restaurant with whatever’s on the table.  That’s how we always do it.” If naming night took place over a glass of wine, I like to imagine likely names such as first kiss and cabo emerged. 

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