"Presence is more than just being there.”
~Malcomb S. Forbes
|Abby wearing Nikibiki|
Meet Abigail Plunk. Accomplished horsewoman, tennis player and now model. My niece.
At 17, she shares with Taylor Swift and Jenifer Aniston what the popular culture calls the "It" factor. I call it "presence". Abby rocks everything she wears, but particularly little black dresses.
I need to put away some bottles of Little Black Dress wine to celebrate when she turns 21. James Beard nominee Elliot Essman wrote a wonderful review of the line.
Wherever her path in life takes Abby, I don't see "our little" miss black dress growing up to live the life of Maxine. Unless she chooses.
Maxine offers another face to the definition of presence. Crabby people can visit our heroine's fan page on Facebook.
In the hollowness of a landscape cloaked in darkness, a single cluster of yellow roses exudes presence She came in a box from Jackson-Perkins, with no name to call her by. She represents the people who pass through our lives in dark times. Even if we do not know their names , that does not erase the beauty of their presence when God sent them our way.