It was a good lunch

Watson retorted: ‘Well I don’t think we’re for anything. We’re just products of evolution. You can say, “Gee, your life must be pretty bleak if you don’t think there’s a purpose.” But I’m anticipating having a good lunch.’ We did have a good lunch, too.

~The God Delusion

I actually had a very good lunch today with a friend and her adorable one year old. I didn’t exactly have it in mind that we’re just products of evolution while I ate, but I did have in mind that there’s a lot to be had in life that keeps it from being bleak. This was one of those many moments. (I even managed to find a sandwich I liked from Panera Bread.)

This friend, otherwise known as Gorgeous Green Mama, lives near a road that was used in the 70’s and 80’s as a way to an unofficial dump for residents of the city. What can be degraded has degraded, but what’s there to stay is obviously still there. Included in that is a lot of glass that would be a shame to let go to waste. As such, GGM, has turned an ugly negative into some beautiful and excellent art. Specifically, she has taken to making jewelry out of pieces of glass (among other things). Exactly what she was going to make for me was a bit of a surprise, but I couldn’t be happier. I got mine today, and I actually rather like it quite a bit.

As I’ve done in the past, I like to throw out a little free advertising for things I like. And since Gorgeous Green Mama has her own Etsy store, I recommend everyone give it a looksie-loo. The stuff isn’t expensive, it’s pretty good quality, and, really, who doesn’t want to support a young family with a wonderful one year old? So if you don’t hate daddies and mommies and babies, go buy a necklace. Or six.