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I carefully sifted through her bin of colorful glass fragments before choosing a piece of swirled glass, and a small red piece for a beak. I drew my pattern and set glass cutter to glass, but as I rounded a corner I applied a bit too much pressure...and chopped off my poor little quirky bird's head. I stared at it a moment, despairing a bit at my headless creation. But then realized I was starting at something that looked very much like a chicken's tail feathers! So I set out to make a chicken instead, since it made so much more sense for me than a quirky bird ever will.
The result was Charlie, a very smart looking rooster who now stands in our bedroom, atop our book case turned dresser (because that's what you do when you live in a half finished house, and it works quite nicely). I took Charlie to work one day but when my husband asked if Charlie had moved or if he was on vacation, I realized we'd need more than one Charlie in our lives. Which gave me a welcome excuse to return to glass class. Now I am working on Charlie's lover, so we can have a pair at home, as well as a rooster for my office.
Here's to life's happy accidents.