|The Goodwill Bridge, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.|
|The Goodwill Bridge|
That was until I read this post on Ailsa Piper's blog -
And speaking of giving…
"I received an email tonight quoting these lines:
You can have the other words – chance, luck, coincidence, serendipity.
I’ll take grace.
I don’t know what it is exactly, but I’ll take it.
It’s a fragment of Mary Oliver, of course.
Grace and not knowing are two of her specialties.
It made me think that I should remind you again to seek her out, but also it’s an opportunity for you to see her wonderful face."
That was the missing piece of the story I was looking for.
Especially the third definition on the Dictionary.com link
3. favor or goodwill.
Synonyms: kindness, kindliness, love, benignity; condescension.
It wasn't lost on me that Dictionary.com said it was pronounced - greys, either.
The Grey/The Grays and the Triad
|Our Lady of Victories Church in the Brisbane night-sky.|
|Writing about Our Lady of Victories - Jessica Watson's boat, The Pink Lady.|
The Pink Lady parked in the shadows of the Goodwill Bridge, just to give you an idea how big/small this boat was that she sailed by herself around the world.
See my post about her here
(which includes Ailsa Piper as well, oddly enough) -
Jessica Watson at the BBWF
Anyway, getting back to the grace part of the story, I posted this response about the e-mail Ailsa received from a reader -
“You can have the other words – chance, luck, coincidence, serendipity.
I’ll take grace. I don’t know what it is exactly, but I’ll take it.”
Thanks goes to Ailsa (I had better plug your book, too, I guess?-) for throwing a piece of the puzzle my way.
|Sinning Across Spain|