Here For The SmilesOver the years on EP, I have had great fun with my puppet avatars. I have also appreciated the sweet comments you have all sent my way, saying how the puppets made you smile. Thank you! Puppets have a rich history in art and culture. I am so very fortunate to live in a city that is home to The Center for Puppetry Arts. An amazing place. If you are ever in Atlanta, you must go check it out. Anyway, a friend recently asked me if the puppet avatars had any significance. I could name a hundred reasons why I love puppets. But the true meaning lies in something that happened right here in the halls of EP.
One of my first, best girlfriends on this site was JourneyFullofLaughter. This lovely and smart young woman brought so much joy to me and to others. Her profile is still here, but she has not been around since 2008.
*chokes back some tears*
Journey posted a blog one day about a marquee she passed on her way to work...a sign at The Center for Puppetry Arts! Woot! We are neighbors!!! She says that the latest puppet show is "The Diary of Anne Frank." We find this kinda funny. And even more fun because "The Jewish Heritage Museum" is right next door. We start wondering about the friendship between the two. Lots of silly comments back and forth. Then out-of-the-blue, a new commenter enters the conversation. It was the director of The Puppetry Center! She proceeds to tell us all about the production. Journey and I felt like two little kids, caught with our hands in the cookie jar. It was really quite surreal.
I never made it to the Anne Frank puppet show. But have enjoyed many other productions at this fine museum. I will continue to wear my puppet with joy. And sweet memories of a very special friend.