November 15, 2015: That Moment of Happy Connection

Yesterday I was sketching one of my favorite sculptures of the 2015 River City Sculptures on Parade. It’s called “Gossip,” and it was created by Shohini Ghosh, from Highlands Ranch, Colorado. She wrote this about the sculpture: “The inspiration for this piece is the therapeutic benefits felt by women when they get together and discuss life. This depicts ‘that’ moment of happy connection women share.”

While I stood there drawing, two women came up and struck up a conversation. We soon discovered we are all named “Sue,” which made us laugh. We laughed again after one of the ladies told a story on herself about an embarrassing incident from years ago.

When I was finishing this drawing at home, the serendipitous chat with the two other “Sue’s” still echoed warmly in my ears. I thought about the way our circle of three had indeed experienced “‘that’ moment of happy connection.” Life had imitated art. I think the sculptor would be pleased. I certainly was. 


  1. You were my serendipity on Sat. I look for those, but am always surprised when they come.
    Our three minute sharing made us smile all day. Today I found myself thinking of you as Sue 2 left for home. So nice to meet you! I think we will meet again, even if not serendipitously.

    1. Just to clarify...I did not read your posting before I added mine, but so predictably we are both of like minds!

  2. Sue, this was such a wonderful serendipitous experience! In the few moments that we talked I felt like we three Su(e)s had known each other in another life! Thank you for adding to my nostalgic return visit to Mason City and making it just a bit more special!!