This is a simple truth: the lives we live invite celebration, community, sharing, a daring to joy and laughter, even. The stories we tell ourselves—and want to tell others—about the days and moments and years we’ve lived have as much variety as snowflakes in the sky or sand grains on the beach, because we—and life—are endlessly inventive, both in how we move through this world, and in what we decide to leave behind. Here, rich inspiration for how to
"She was really good at drawing people into her magical world."
Seattle artist Rose Briar Bates dreamed up a joyful, public, Esther-Williams-inspired water ballet—very much in keeping with her wild, beautiful, often organic and temporary public art works. She drafted all her friends to help her create it, as well as perform in it, creating a final sendoff for herself that was full of life and laughter. Read the whole story here>