Update 7/8/11: At this point, I just laugh when the Stephanie Nielson stories pop big, as they did yesterday. It’s as if Stephanie just pops in, without an invite, keeping me on my toes. Her timing was perfect yesterday, prompting me to weave her incredible story into a new post of a ‘Beauty Revolt’ editorial from L’Officiel Ukraine. A similar statement from Vogue Italia is in the queue. As always, Stephanie helps us put life in perspective. Read my new musing about Stephanie Nielson: NieNie’s Stephsnie Nielson Faces ‘Flawless’ Beauty Head-on.
For inexplicable reasons I went looking for old digital friends today. Most likely, the fact that one is in town inspires me to wonder about the others — the people who have touched our lives, even though we haven’t met them.
Wandering is a total luxury when you have no time to lose. Today I visited several digital friends, some who would probably be surprised that I care about them so deeply.
Stephanie Nielson, NieNie Dialogues
No one has caused me to reflect on life, physical beauty, tragedy, courage, resilience and love more than Stephanie Nielson.
It was this brave Arizona-mother’s courageous fight to live and recover from her devastating injuries in a plane crash, that inspired my reflections on the meaning of love, relationships and physical image in America and my own life.
Reading that first Stephanie Nielson post now, the entire case of characters remains in my life — for once. Perhaps this is Stephanie’s influence operating.
Perhaps I’m getting better at permanency in a life lived very much in the moment — and for good reason.
The story of Stephanie Nielson’s recovery is detailed in my periodic check-ins with her, all quiet and unobserved.
In no way am I a member of the NieNie inner-circle.
The Nielson Marriage Thrives in Arizona Bedrock
In the month of June 2010, when the Gore marriage has suddenly dissolved before the nation’s eyes, along with those of two Gore daughters, the Nielson marriage remains strong.