Significance Series: Sarah Strikes of Luck
Cange, Haiti, and Greenville, South Carolina exist in the same time zone, but in different worlds. Every morning, whether I’m in Greenville, Edinburgh, or elsewhere, I slide my Haiti bracelet on my left arm and remind myself that the world is much bigger and much smaller than I realize.
For the past twelve years, I’ve played the viola. For the past six years, I’ve worn my treasured Haiti bracelet. What’s the connection? One very special person: my mentor, Katie Dey.
Viola in tow, Ms. Dey returns from Haiti every time, bearing bracelets, music, and stories. My bracelet is handmade in Cange, and it is a physical representation of the Haitian flag. For me, it is a physical representation of the meaning of music, the possibilities of people, and the stories of serendipity.
We all need a daily reminder that we are one small piece of this community, an invaluable one. I think about the wonderful people who made my bracelet, Ms. Dey who transported it to Greenville, and the adventurers who have expanded my horizons. I am forever grateful for the opportunity to wear my token of Haiti and share the stories of others through art.