Tech support was just in to set up an audio visual center in our store (translation: Kobi, our beloved former shipping agent, reincarnated into a college student, glass blower, glassybaby tech support...borrowed a T.V. from our C.O.O. Jeanine...hauled it over to the store...plugged it in.) All this...why? We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of 3 O'Clock when Lee will air as a featured guest on a local favorite T.V. show, Northwest Afternoon.
Since the Northwest Afternoon segment was shot earlier in the week...we have been privy to early reviews of Lee's debut. Mary our extraordinary PR rep from Limelight partners gave us a glowing review of the interview. Lee had two words for us: "I cried." (We all know Lee can charm the wallpaper off any room she steps into, even if there is no wallpaper. Tears? No problem.) Besides, here is the further charm of the anecdote. Marvelous Kent, who in part hosts the show, explained: 'The only other person who has openly cried on the show is none other than Jimmy Carter.' What an honor...to join the very small pantheon of tears with President Carter. We have all been smiling ever since.
A tangent...My sister shared a wonderful story of candlelight with me this week. Whether it befits the glassybaby blog or not...I am compelled to convey this Luminario tale (luminario...the age old relative of glassybaby... ahhh...candlelight...nestled into sand in a paper bag.)
A very dear friend of my sister's was to undergo surgery. At 9pm on the evening before the surgery took place, she heard a knock at her front door. She opened the door and her eyes fell upon a sea of luminarios lining the street and driveways where she resides. Her cherished and familial neighbors were standing en masse among the candlelight, wishing her well on the eve of her surgery. Not only was she 'serenaded' with candlelight, she was literally serenaded by their collective voice...they sang a rousing rendition of "You Are My Sunshine" to her and beckoned her safe surgery passage. It was just the utter beauty of this moment which lead my sister's friend to these spontaneous words: "This feels like a biblical miracle." She was truly touched..which took the shape of tears. Endnote...as she and her husband pulled out of the driveway at 5am the next morning...3 luminarios were still aglow. As they turned the corner of their block on a vector to the hospital...one luminario was still glowing. Gorgeous.
Until Next Time...Nicola