The woman speaking was Eudora Welty, late novelist, photographer, Southern woman, and master architect of exalting the mundane into magic. The excerpt was from one of her lectures, ending with the famous quote, " A sheltered life can be a daring life as well. For all serious daring starts from within." She speaks here of confluence, a coming together of things. To listen to the segment go here.
Mindful of confluence the past two days, I have seen in my small world, a much larger life, joined by friends whose ideas and generosity meet in me and flow onward towards the future. I look at my daughter, on the verge of being 5, trying to read, trying to reach out beyond her small world, and I imagine her one day, knitting, reading, baking, sharing,and savoring the confluence of inspiration from the creative women, familiar or not, who precede her, surround her, are her. My thanks to Quelle Erqsome for the delicious foccacia recipe and to The Lady for her gift of yarn, I am in your debt.