I search for words that when stitched together, as in an eye-catching tapestry, express something with texture and richness, and I hope, beauty. Fingers are crossed for a glimpse of a sparkling thread, or an unexpected color, that draws a reader in. Sometimes I fail miserably. But on a good day, as with the surprise of a wonderful candid photo, I capture a spirit, and a heartbeat. Then I watch a story come alive.
A piece to read...
If you haven't seen this blog entry, written by Today show editor, Sara Pines, here's your chance. Beautifully written, touching without being maudlin, an authentic expression of the emotional challenge of losing a parent to dementia related illness.
From the url http://www.mariashriver.com, where Sara Pines is a contributor. You don't know me, Sara Pines. But I know you now. Thank you for writing this.
Bribery Sara Pines is a producer and show editor at NBC's TODAY show and a contributor to the blogTodayMoms.com as Today's Sandwich Mom. She is the single mother of a beautiful five year old girl and a native New Yorker. You can follow her on Twitter @sarampines.