I spent the muggy afternoon talking to library patrons about how a broken heart can be healed by embracing the grief and letting symbols, text and color guide the way to hope. ( I even tried my spiel in Spanish!) Everyone was given piles of symbols to make their own papel del lagrimas (paper tears).
It fascinates me how the same ingredients can be mixed to produce such different results. The varying factor must be the human spirit.
There were some beautiful spirits! I am so thankful to everyone who came, and to my partner Michael for his steady support and great sense of humor.