As I have been brousing through different blogs these past weeks, I have seen a phenomenon that I just had to write about. Over the past 10 months I have been associated with the Bead Journal Project. Staying active both in beading and blogging, I have met so many wonderful people throughout the world. For a woman who was raised in a small town in Central California, it tickles me no end to mention communicating with someone in Scotland or Italy or New Zealand . More than that, however, it pleases me to know I have friends in those far reaching places.
It reminded me of a poem I wrote:
Reach out to people.
Touch their minds quietly.
Reach out and perhaps, one day
They will reach out to you.
There is no better feeling than to have someone
Return your gesture of friendship.
To know that your thoughts and feelings are returned
Brings a sense of well being and satisfaction.
Always reach out.
The rewards are worth it.
A. Lewis 1989
The cameradery of beaders is like that of no other group with whom I have had contact. There is sharing of not only beady things, but personal things as well. There is support when one is ill, or in need. There is celebration when joyful things happen. What more could you ask of a group of friends?
Thank you all for sharing part of your life with me and allowing me to share mine with you.