This weekend we've been celebrating Erin's graduation from the MFA fiction program at Sarah Lawrence College. She has her degree, a delightful group of colleagues and an impressive body of work to carry forward. We are so proud of her and overjoyed by her happiness. It's been a richly layered weekend, full of emotion. Listening to her deliver her thesis reading the evening before, I thought I would float away.
At the ceremony, her friend, Chris gave the valediction, as inspiring to the parents as the graduating students. Certainly, these milestones bring changes and longing for us too. It is posted here with Vera Wang sitting behind him, waiting to give her address afterward. (You can also read her address using the sidebar link.)
And there was still more.
Maggie and James hosted a celebration in her honor. A tent and decorations, spectacular food, a special cocktail.The firepit's inaugural fire, warming a cold and blustery spring day to evening.
But in between, here and there, I've been tinkering with the plans for our Vermont getaway. Details and registration info to come on Tuesday, after the holiday. Hope to see you here then. If you want to be reminded or be on the mailing list, email us at fallvermontgetaway[at]gmail.com. Here are a few of the many photo collages I've been making. It's lovely there!