Today's Favorite Thing comes from Lisa Bono. Her husband Jeff's Favorite Thing will be posted Wednesday.
There's something so beautiful about a story the first time someone tells it. The details that come up that might not seem to matter at first, the time it takes and the way someone forms their experience into words. It's like poetry - the strongest kind, that brings you right back to where they were - at the runway, watching the planes take off - on the brink of adulthood. Many thanks to Lisa for sharing this story, which is not really about an object. It's about home.
(You don't have to be an expert, you just have to love your favorite thing!)
• The Star: Lisa Bono grew up in St. Louis. She played competitive soccer and tennis growing up and received a tennis scholarship to Spring Hill College in 1992. In 1994 she attended art school and received her BFA in Fashion Design from the American College of Applied Arts. Clothing, art and working with young children brought Lisa to Santa Fe, NM where she began her training in Waldorf Education (and met her husband!). After receiving her M.S.ED in Wadorf Early Chilhood Education from Sunbridge College in 2005, Lisa co-founded New Amsterdam Early Childhood Center in NYC and is currently the Faculty Chair. She lives in Greenwich Village, NY with her husband and two cats.
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