That was a favourite phrase of my beloved Grandma H. - she would say that to preface or conclude any sort of anecdote or observation. As I observe 2017, I think of one thing...and another...and many others: the opportunities presented to me, and the rewards granted in return. Things worth having require work, ergo the work is worth doing; whether or not the outcome is a sure thing often remains to be seen. I could not have foreseen all the outcomes, as they were not all the result of me and/or my doing, and for that I am truly grateful: from being part of the first ever Dusk Dances Barrie with Simcoe Contemporary Dances, to making new connections for the branching out of "studio wendy", to being an Ontario Arts Council grant recipient to attend a mentored residency in Italy.
Much like this couple strolling in San Gimignano, may your 2018 be full of health, happiness, and love - una cosa e di un'altra.