Barbara has recently had a family bereavement and will not be working until November.

The Bud

  the bud

  stands for all things,

  even for those things that don't flower,

  for everything flowers from within, of self-blessing;

  though sometimes it is necessary

  to reteach a thing its loveliness,

  to put a hand on the brow

  of a flower,

  and retell it in words and touch,

  it is lovely

  until it flowers again from within, of self-blessing


  Galway Kinnell