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Glass is the City Daily Photo Bloggers' choice for March's theme day. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants around the globe. The Pacific Northwest is known for its excellent glass artistry, but I thought of a humble but popular little product that is widely adored in these parts. Seattle's own "glassybaby" studio in the Madrona neighborhood produces these useful, strong and beautiful creations with a purpose: to "lift bad moods and loneliness. . .a metaphor to symbolize hope. . ." Their designer, Lee Rhodes, is a three time cancer survivor and donates 10% of specific colors' sales through her goodwill program to benefit local and national organizations contributing to cancer patient care and cancer research. People use glassybabies for drinking glasses and vases, but my favorite use is as a small tea light votive. When several are lit in a grouping, it is very peaceful and lovely. I dedicate this post to Jim and fam in Chico with love and candles dancing brightly with prayers for healing and restored full health.