First up, Seattle with Sarah, who, among so many other things, keeps a blog called Shine Memoirs!
|Sarah with pink-booted big-girl Georgia!|
I met Sarah online when she contacted me with a request for a broadside of my poem "Black Shawl Remembers Crazy Horse." She saw it hanging at the Crazy Horse Memorial, and she wanted one for herself!
1. She saw my poem!
2. She like my poem!
3. She actually contacted me to tell me! (I totally want to be more like Sarah!)
Anyhow, years later... I come to Seattle, and Sarah is the lovely poet/mom/Antarctic explorer who picks me up!
Sarah and I shared a lunch under sunny (!) Seattle skies, then she shared her art-n-poetry filled home with me. I got to meet her gorgeous family! Eat home-grilled salmon with her! Talk poetry with her!
|Sarah collects broadsides!|
|lego-loving Xavier (who reminded me SO MUCH |
of my boys when they were small...)
|picture book display wall! (Christian, |
come to Alabama and build one for me! Please?)
And, we went to a Elliott Bay Books for a nonfiction book proposal class. Sarah was all like, we can skip it, but little did she know I am working on a memoir and I NEED that class! (I'm taking it online for the next five weeks!) Talk about serendipity.
After a lovely night's sleep, Sarah showed me the Olympic Sculpture Park where, it turns out, she first met her husband. Sweet! And then we went to Pike Place Market, which I had only seen on tv, so that was pretty awesome.
|So. Much. Seafood.|
|Rocky Pacific shores...|
so sad the rock I brought home with the volcano-shaped barnacle
no longer has the volcano-shaped barnacle. :(
|I spy the Space Needle....|
|Sculptures are great for hide-n-seek.|
And then... we had lunch with Ramona, who whisked me away to Mercer Island!
Read about that part of my week... next post! Thank you, Sarah, whom I am so honored to know and call my friend. xo