Thursday, September 9, 2010
A Nine Year Old Pin
In October, 2001, I made this pin. Well, I made a pin exactly like this one. It was made to wear to the Quilt Festival in Houston. My way of being patriotic after the horror of 9-11. At the quilt show, in the auditorium, or in the hallway, waiting in line, I realized my pin was missing. I looked all around and couldn't find it. I had just looked at it a few minutes before realizing it was gone. I checked everywhere, including Lost and Found. No pin. Unknown to me, my dear friend, Jim, went back later and searched everywhere he could think of...he didn't find it either. Wasn't that a nice thing for a friend to do! Needless to say, I just had to make another pin. This is it. I keep it in a little wood and glass case that houses some of my little treasures. It's a reminder to me not only to remember, but to appreciate the country I live in. And people. My people...Your people. For life is fragile, the planet is small.
This Saturday, Sept. 11, I will be at a retreat in the exact same place I was on 9-11-01. I will have this pin with me. I will remember. And, I'll also remember my blogging friends from all over this planet. The planet is small. But, being friends with people from all over America and many different countries is big. Really BIG. We are all better for it. Take care out there....pat