Indeed, what a weekend it’s been! What a weekend it’s going to be!
It is the weekend of the Susies.
Specifically, since you asked, Susie Q and Suzi BB.
My Internet Pals, turned Real & In-Person.
First, may I re-introduce Susie Q? I met her back-in-the-days. We met on a spiritual website called Zaadz/Gaia.com, which hath now gone defunct from its original inception. Its new home is anewgaia.ning.com which you can visit if you’re intrigued.
Susie Q and I bonded for many reasons. Mainly, because she hailed from our fair Upper Peninsula, just 45 minutes “up the road” from my Little House in the Big Woods.
We met and gathered stones from Lake Superior. We met and camped under the stars on a sandy beach. We met and connected, yes we did. Click here if you want to read about our camping adventure back in 2010.
Last night we met again at the Calumet Theater for an event called “Club Indigo”. We ate Mediterranean fare and watched a movie in Arabic with subtitles called “Laila’s Birthday” about a Palestinian judge forced to work as a taxi driver.
How I enjoyed seeing Susie Q again–with her faithful sidekick, her sister, Barbara, with whom I would someday love further conversation. My buddy, Ruth, and I enjoyed sitting at a table with Susie and Barbara and their friends. (Susie Q has moved to Copper Harbor in our fair Upper Peninsula, about 90 miles north of us, and someday I shall visit her in her new home, yes, it’s a vow, Susie, I do so promise.)
You’d think this would be enough of Susies for the weekend but, no, I am about to meet ANOTHER Suzi tomorrow in Marquette. I am traveling almost 80 miles to dine/walk with Suzi Banks Baum and can’t wait to see her shining creative face sitting in a booth at Sweetwater Cafe.
Suzi Banks Baum is the founder of a blog called Laundry Line Divine. She wrote a lovely guest post on Lake Superior Spirit a long time ago which shared the “lure of the north“. I adore Suzi’s spirit and creatively almost as much as I adore Susie Q’s spirit and creativity. Please click here to read her lovely essay where she proves, without a doubt, that the compass of her soul points north.
She published a book recently called “An Anthology of Babes” edited by Suzi Banks Baum in which “36 Women Give Motherhood a Voice.”
What a lovely little book this is!
And of course, Kathy said humbly, I am a contributor to this delightful anthology.
Suzi convinced me to include one of my old-time blogs in her book! You know what, I should re-blog this blog, shouldn’t I, since it catapulted outside of WordPress and made its way in the larger world?
Tomorrow, whilst I meet Suzi Banks Baum and we stroll along Presque Isle in Marquette, you shall be reading an old-time blog of mine which made its way into Suzi’s anthology, which will surely become a wild & successful best-seller, because that’s what Suzi’s dreaming.
What a lovely weekend of the Susies! (And the Ruths, and the Barbaras and the Debs and the Barrys and all else with whom I’ve shared love & delight on this beautiful northwoods October weekend.)
How’s your weekend going?
P.S. I forgot to tell you…My parents almost named ME Susan! So this could well have been written by another Susie… 🙂