Pensieve & Kolkata


We both had on purple sweaters when we met in the lobby of Hotel Preston for Blissdom. Robin Dance from Pensieve is magnetic. Her blog header claims magical deliciousness, and the followthrough? Outstanding.

amberrobinRobin is one of those people to whom you immediately start telling your secrets. She’s been there. She’s girly and can swish about a party making everyone feel fabulous. She’s undaunted and just doesn’t mind making a few folks squirm. I love her. 

Read her at Pensieve. Follow her on Twitter. Sign up for her feed. Listen to her be a sexy mommy.  Listen to her love words.

And most importantly, watch and listen as she goes to the other side of the world – to India. Let’s see Kolkata through her eyes as she travels there with Compassion International. Let’s hear her writing transform and her love for the broken stretch to near unbearable. 

It’s not often that we have this opportunity, to hear such a truth-teller and, in the instantly gratifying blog way, get to understand what she learns of India as it unravels before her. We’ll get to see what rips at her heart and what humbles her to the floor, and we’ll get to see what surprises her and what delights she finds in the unexpected.  

Did you look at them yesterday? The faces? Robin will see straight into many of their eyes. I can’t wait to go there with her, so here’s hoping you’re going, too. Will you watch with me? Can we talk about what happens in our hearts, how we wrestle? What would you, yourself, expect from a trip like that? 

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16 Comments

Amber @ Classic Housewife
Reply February 16, 2009

Brava! I couldn't have said it better myself. No, seriously. :)
I'm excited to "go" with her on this journey, too. And p.s., y'all could be sisters or cousins or something. Look at those faces side by side! :)

Lisa B @ simply His
Reply February 16, 2009

Y'all both are simply adorable, huggable, lovable, and I so wanted to bring both of you home with me! What you wrote was absolutely beautiful and a great tribute to Robin. I will most definitely be watching with you and praying for her every step of the way! I'm so glad they invited her to go on this trip -- she is an amazing woman and writer -- and so are you :) So where do you want to go? :)

Lora Lynn
Reply February 16, 2009

Love that line, "she's girly and can swish around a party making everyone feel fabulous." and so true!

Lora Lynn’s last blog post..Nature to Nurture

Sarah
Reply February 16, 2009

I adore Robin... And am so excited for her!! Love to read the kind words about her because she's definitely an amazing person to know.

Pam Case
Reply February 16, 2009

That's the Robin I know!

Dawn @ My Home Sweet Home
Reply February 16, 2009

Very sweet words about a special lady.

I wish I had met you earlier than last minute on Saturday night. I can't believe your husband and I went to the same high school!

Jeni
Reply February 16, 2009

Robin is one of my favorites - both in blogging & on Twitter. I'm really looking forward to following along on her life-changing adventure!

sprittibee
Reply February 16, 2009

Robin is awesome. What a great picture of you two! I have a sponsored child in India (Tamil, though). I would love to go there one day to see him. I'll be watching and reading with great interest about her trip! Thanks for the heads up.

Megan @ Hold it UP to the Light
Reply February 16, 2009

Can you believe all the great bloggers we will follow to India!? It is simply awesome!!! Thanks for reminding me...

P.S. You girls are both sexy Mamas!

the domestic fringe
Reply February 16, 2009

That was a really nice post. I'm going to check her out!

-FringeGirl

Megan@SortaCrunchy
Reply February 17, 2009

It strikes me that you two really could be related! Such a resemblance.

I have so enjoyed getting to know Robin through her writing and I know her journey to Kolkata will be life-changing.

We are THAT family
Reply February 17, 2009

She's a doll. Just like you!

We are THAT family’s last blog post..Just Send Me Your Therapy Bills

Carol @SheLives
Reply February 17, 2009

Robin is doll! I knew it back when she first started blogging and, over time, have not changed my opinion one whit. Glad to know y'all's time at BlissDom was fun for you both!

hamster
Reply February 17, 2009

y'alls photogenic together. and you look like siblings.

hamster’s last blog post..MY WIFE'S BODACIOUS HOTNESS AND THE RE-INTERPRETATION OF OUR WEB ADDRESS NAMESAKE

rachel-asouthernfairytale
Reply February 17, 2009

You said it perfectly about Robin. She is all that and more.
But, so are you ;-)

(hugs)
I love that picture of y'all!!

Heather of the EO
Reply February 18, 2009

Oh I'll definitely follow along as much as I can. Thank you for this introduction. I'm a HUGE Compassion fan and I'm so looking forward to following people as they travel. What a great idea--Compassion bloggers. I want to be one when I grow up :)

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