in which there is an ending, a beginning, and a new adventure

The news is true: The Sanguine Gryphon is disbanding. In January 2012, Cephalopod Yarns is beginning. I’m spending tonight caught between two places, in limbo between 2.5 years of hard work and a future of new adventures.

I don’t know what to say tonight.

This is hard, because it is both an end and a beginning.

This weekend we were in Rhinebeck, New York, working at the Dutchess County Sheep and Wool Festival- our last show as The Sanguine Gryphon. It was a beautiful weekend- cool, blustery, perfect sweater weather- and we were surrounded by friends and supporters who came and lent their hands, their backs, and their good cheer throughout the show.

This was the perfect way to end things.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who came out and waited patiently in line to see us. Thank you to everyone who met us with a smile. Thank you to every friend who came by with a hug or a smile or a story or a gift. Thank you to everyone who had dinner with us on Saturday. Thank you to everyone who spent time helping us set up, to everyone who helped us tear down, to everyone who helped us with our lines. Thank you to all our friends who brought us coffee, and scones, and cheese, and brownies, and treats. Thank you to everyone who wandered with us, or played with Lia, or just stopped by to say hello.

Thank you for helping us finish this up on the most absolutely perfect note possible.

None of this would ever have been possible without all of you.

Thank you for helping us close this final show together in the 100% right way: surrounded by people who have made this possible, who have made it joyful and fun.

And thank you, too, for all of your enthusiasm and support going in to this new adventure. There are plans- great plans!- and I can’t wait to share them. I can’t wait to share this new adventure with all of you. You are what will make this special and amazing and fun, and I can’t wait to get started.

Thank you.

  One thought on “in which there is an ending, a beginning, and a new adventure

  1. October 19, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    When way opens, it is often hard to change your path – may God bless you in this new endeavor.

    • October 19, 2011 at 10:15 pm

      Thank you, Susan. I feel so blessed already, to have been a part of this, and to have been supported by so many lovely friends!

  2. Ann
    October 20, 2011 at 11:10 am

    It feels like something is changing in my life too, so hard to accept this. I am happy for you of course, for your new beginning. But it’s like when your parents divorced, it’s really, really hard! Silly me. Yay to you ❤

    • October 20, 2011 at 1:28 pm

      It does feel a little like a divorce, I know- but this is a friendly split, with cake, friendship, goodwill, and new adventures ahead.

  3. Mel
    November 4, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    I wish all good things for you both in your new ventures – I never got to know the crews very well, but you and gryphon… Well, you’ve both done more for me than you know. xoxo

    • November 6, 2011 at 2:20 am

      Thank you so much, Mel. It’s a huge thing, but I’m sure we will be all right in the end.

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