“The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.” Sir Francis Bacon
I took no photos on Saturday. Why? I got caught up in the excitement of a party and I forgot. Yes, I missed once-in-a-lifetime pictures. And I could say that I have deep regrets. Yet, that would be a lie.
Perhaps, I’m too tired to beat myself up. Perhaps, I’m getting better at picking and choosing my battles. Or perhaps, it’s something else…
Sixteen women gathered together on Main Street, in a corner cafe. Each came from a different location, generation, marital status, economic class, religion, culture, lifestyle, political affiliation, or profession. They sat together. They ate together. They played a game together. They laughed together. They shared life stories and secret dreams together. They welcomed a soon-to-be bride, together. And they departed having generously shared the beauty of time, presence, hope, peace, and joy.