Years ago I urged my husband, Chuck, “Please don’t let me save the world and lose our family.” He didn’t. I’ve been living, loving and counseling in a quiet way. As a result, I am relatively nothing to the world at large and everything to my family (and I like to think something to my clients). One day I picked up a throw pillow with this Mother Teresa quote to keep me honest: What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.

I have an ongoing love story with my Grown-Up-Boy-Scout Chuck, who I met when I was fifteen and married nine years later. My love connection with my parents continues to unfold even though they’re gone and my love for our three children compounds with interest and delights me daily. Since our little darlings have left the nest, I’m free to fly higher and further than I’ve ever flown before into unchartered territory and pursue my love story with you and the world. I’ve decided to create more space in the world for Slice-of-Love Stories, beginning with my own.  But I can’t do it alone: We must Zip together.  

Like geese in formation we must never leave even one behind. If there are losers, there can be no winners. Our connection to the divine is only as strong as our most hopeless link. On a ZipLine of Love we balance in a perfect ebb and flow and release all that is less-than-love. Together in the light of love we rise above and beyond what kept us apart. We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another. -Crescenzo