Thursday, September 17, 2009

Caught Up In Love


I recently joined Facebook with the idea of being more in tune with the lives of my children and was pleasantly surprised to suddenly be in touch with friends from high school whom I hadn't seen in more than 30 years. When we last saw each other we were giggling teenagers and the world was our Cracker Jack box and all we had to do was claim the prize. Well, you know how that story ends. As Meatloaf says, "there ain't no Coupe de Ville hiding at the bottom of a Cracker Jack box."

The life stories my friends had to tell were full of both happiness and sadness and were all very poignant. And recently one morning, while playing in my studio I discovered, after a couple of hours, that I had made a "statement piece." That sort of thing is very uncharacteristic of me and after taking a moment to study it
I realized that it had been influenced by one rather heartbreaking story in particular.

That gal's story, while unique to her in its details, is a story which resonates with women everywhere. As women, because of our innate nature, we so easily get "caught up in love" whether it's with our parents, our children, our close friends or our significant others; sometimes even to the point of sacrificing our very spirit.

It is to this dear old friend that I dedicate this piece and to women everywhere who are "caught up in love."

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kris, your message is powerful and so true. I love this piece...nix deb

Cindy said...

Yes, I agree with the above comment, powerful and true message. Concerning Facebook, identifying with what you said, I've gotten to the point where I would almost rather not catch up with old friends but rather remember them and our relationships as they once were.