Thursday, May 15, 2008

When one door closes...

Photo of St. Mary's Episcopal Church taken from Travis Park
San Antonio, Texas
There is that old saying when one door closes another opens. Well, last July I bought an airline ticket to accompany friends to Los Vegas in celebration of one’s birthday. As the travel date approached the door began to swing shut. I had unwittingly committed myself to teach a workshop the same weekend and the class was full. Although I enjoyed teaching that weekend, I was disappointed I had missed the trip. I had no idea at the time that plan ticket would later take me on two separate journeys.
One the first week in April to Glass Craft Expo in Los Vegas where I served as a technical assistant to Gail Stouffer who was teaching patter bars, pot melts and vitrograph. And another, which I am taking now, to Seattle to visit family and friends with a detour to Portland for a seminar at Bullseye Glass. One plane ticket turned into two separate opportunities. I seem to be a testament to that old adage. The door to the first trip had closed but with it another opened... and a window too.


Tammie Lee said...

I love your tale about a door closing and others opening. I find that to be true on a regular basis! To only trust when change happens, instead of the common disappointment. To be curious as to what is to be is so much fun. I love your door. Thank you for visiting mine!

Charlie said...

Hi Nicole,
I hope you are not getting this comment twice for some reason the first one did not look as if it went through. Hope you are having a great time on your trip. I have heard this saying about doors before and totally agree. It reminds me to be open to change.You never know what might be in store for you. Have fun at your seminar.