“For Meghan in hope that she will keep her own journal someday! ~Affectionately, C.B.”
Carol Burdick a.k.a. C.B., was a professor of English at Alfred University. A published author, mother and much more, she was an inspiration to me and my writing. She passed away April 12th, 2008 at the age of 80. I think of her every time I sit down to write. I just found her book Woman Alone A Farmhouse Journal which she gave me on the last day of a creative writing class she taught. I opened it and found the message above. Little signs of people who have passed, gently guiding you. They are everywhere. You don’t have to look too hard, you just have to see them.