the corner on my grief, I hasten toward tomorrow
at Rehoboth, we walked along the Delaware Bay, covered
with horseshoe crabs, some laying eggs,
some dying---a scene of confusion and chaos. As I turned
the corner at Cape Henlopen, where the Atlantic Ocean meets
the Bay, I was elated to see the beaches were wider, sand
sparkling clean, with dunes covered with sea oats. A
passage from darkness and clutter to light and order. Even
bigger and stronger, spoke of a new viability. I was filled
with new hope, I knew I was emotionally turning the corner
also. A seminal happening that foretold the future
unfolding for me.
rented a condo, joined a church, volunteered to teach pottery
private school, worked as a volunteer
in an art gallery, and started classes at the University
of Delaware, taking "Financial Decision Making for Women".
There, and in other activities, I met others who had
the same interests, and I felt like a spider woman weaving
web of interesting friends.