sands through the our glass (day 21)


years ago, an acquaintance told me of having to bring sand in to a job he was doing in the middle east. not that there wasn’t sand there, of course, but because the on-site sand wouldn’t do what he needed done. you see, each individual grain of imported sand had rough, sharp, pointy edges as compared to the grains of sand there that had lost their edges as winds repeatedly blew them against each other. he needed grains of sand with edges sharp enough, defined enough to peel back the layers of accumulated paint he was removing.

i think of that several times today as we settle into a routine, a rhythm. as we find a way to be together as a lineage of women without losing our individual selves and falling back into being a creation that pleases. eventually we’ll delight in the discovery of individual and shared differences, desires, and dreams, but the first few days can be a bit on the scratchy side as the edges come in contact.


  1. Lalizlatina

    oh boy, I know all about being a part of 3 generations of women, I wonder if you 3 are anything like us 3. Looking forward to reading more. Love you.

  2. Mrsmediocrity

    ah, togetherness. in the end, you will only remember the good parts. 🙂

  3. Susan Reep

    I have been MIA for so long and hope I am back in the swing and in the creative life. I think my life was hijacked by our move which turned out to be so much more substantial that I could have thought. I need to do art again – I need to be in touch with creative influences. Glad you are still here.

  4. Sally G.

    Like the oyster and the pearl – there would be no pearl without the friction of the sand. I liked this reflection – thank you.

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