The first I heard of Kindred Spirits was when I read Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery.
Anne calls her friend Diana a Kindred Spirit, and I’ve loved that idea ever since.
When sharing my art and writing on my blog, I am often blessed to find Kindred Spirits. I had two comments from Pearl Pirie at Humanyms: A Verbal Sketchpad of Being Positively Human, and both had wonderful coincidences of the kindred.
Pearl commented on my D is for Doodling post that I might like Calm Things: A Place for Writers, Photographers and Other Dreamers by Shawna Lemay, which indeed I do!
I met Shawna once in 1996 at a writer’s workshop that met at my father’s house in Edmonton, AB, and have her book of poetry All the God-Sized Fruit. Pearl is also a poet from Canada.
Then Pearl left me a link to a poem on my post E is for Exuberance, Transportation by Kristen Lindquist on The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor, which I had been planning to find after I heard from Kristen that she was going to have her poem featured on the radio.
Kristen and I were classmates in the MFA program at the University of Oregon. I didn’t have to find it because Pearl sent it right to me!
Finally, the name Margaret means “Pearl.”
Who are your Kindred Spirits?
I am now singing “Kindred Spirits” from the Anne of Green Gables musical…
I have been privileged to find several kindred spirits over the years. I am so grateful for them.
What lovely connections. I have several kindred spirits. I appreciate them all.
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