Heading into our second year, the Hubbard Hall Writers Group were expertly lead by our polished and esteemed leader, Jon Katz, into an evening of enchantment and Blog reading, including a reading from Jon from his next book, The Second Chance Dog: A Love Story.
Hubbard Hall hosted our evening, and provided gourmet refreshments and wine. Each of us set up displays representing our Blogs for the reception before our readings.
My cyber friend, Jackie, who writes poignantly about her past and on-going experiences with Alzheimer’s in her Blog called Quilt of Missing Memories, sent a box of chocolates to Maria Wulf, Jon’s wife and gifted Fiber Artist, all the way from Minnesota. Those chocolates assisted us through our nerve racking rehearsal the night before.
John Greenwood author of Raining Iguanas, and his wife, Mrs. G., gifted us all with Raining Iguana mugs. A keepsake from this special family that will be cherished forever.
I had the most wonderful surprise when I spotted my old friend, Debbie, heading towards Hubbard Hall in time for the reception before the readings. I was not expecting her. Aside from being thrilled about seeing her, it was also the perfect opportunity for me to give her a print of one of my paintings that I had on display. I learned a few months ago that she liked it, and was so happy to give it to her.
When the evening was over, my friend Jill handed me a gift bag with a beautiful stained glass dragon fly, and a card that says it all:
“There is no set path. Just follow your heart.” (Unknown)
Words to live by.
Jon Katz summed up the evening in his Bedlam Farm Post.
I’m looking forward to sharing a second year with this special group of inspiring writers and artists.