Opening up the Imitation of Christ yesterday and then again, today, got me thinking about the incription and where Glenn Gangnier might be today…so, of course, I did a search. As my readers know, some of these searches that I do are less successful than others. I sent off an electronic note to a business address for a Glenn Gangnier shortly after making a likely choice and gratefully, heard back from him today. Glenn Gangnier, along with Ali Ross, is a potter in historic Perth, Ontario. I also came upon this ‘magical’ description of Swallowtail Farm. I will make certain, the next time I head home to Belleville to see Mom and Dad, to stop in and visit these two and buy myself some preserves and a piece or two of pottery. The image of this piece of pottery was borrowed from this site.
Through this blog post, Glenn and I re-connected by electronic mail on February 2, 2012. We wrote about friends who we shared and lessons we had learned and he had invited me to visit on one of my visits east. Yesterday, June 8, 2014, I was able to give some testimony to the type of friend he was in life and the sorts of memories we shared with his sister and his Mom.
Glenn passed from this life and is with our Lord today. He impacted my life so much as I was seeking out answers of faith and shared in my spiritual growth as I discovered the power of Eucharist. I give gratitude that we reconnected through my writing about the Imitation of Christ. Go in peace, Glenn.
The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe. — Gustave Flaubert