Last week Ash Wednesday marked the beginning of Lent, at time for reflection, a time for feeling the heartache in absence and recognizing the fullness in presence.
This week I started working for the Women's Fund of the Blue Ridge. This week I went to work excited and happy to be there. This week I went to work at the restaurant and it was a little bit easier. This week I went to see my friend Joy Blair play at the Down Home in Johnson City and I witnessed one of my best friends shine with courage and grace. This week I was eternally grateful for the strong women in my life. This week I went to work on Valentines Day. This week I was humbled by the kindness of others. This week I was incredibly tired. This week I was everything all at once. This week rolled right into the next...
Below you can hear my amazing friend sing her song "Half a Man" and see pictures from her show.
This week I went to the 7th Annual Appalachian Fiddlers Convention. I competed in the folksong competition and chipped away a little bit of that overwhelming fear of playing/singing in front of others. And as always, I find such warmth in the company and music at this event.