So often we have the pleasure of receiving talismans...often couriered to us in words. Last week, a vibrant, red envelope arrived, flecked with minuscule sparkles and scribed with, none other than, a white pen. The letter was addressed to Lee and the glassybaby family. The content was so meaningful to all of us:
"It means so much to me that you have included 'Marsha's Hope' in your Goodwill Program. There are blessings to be found, as we fight the good fight- and your generosity is one of them. Increasing awareness and raising money is a pretty great side effect to adding beauty to one's table. You are lighting the way to hope. Thank you. Lisa"
Lisa, sweetly, allowed me to share her words. I wish I could share the photograph of her on the front of the card. It is a 'knock out' photograph of Lisa within a garden, donning red feather wings and a fire engine red wig. Her smile is priceless and she is holding a hand-made, felt, banner that reads:"We love our angels!" It is in supreme honor of Lisa that 10% of the sale of the 'Marsha's Hope' gift set goes directly toward ovarian cancer research.
Other field notes...a customer called with a distinct sleuthing intonation. She had dined by the light of glassybaby at the Seattle Art Museum Restaurant named: Taste. (What a compliment to adorn SAM tables.) She explained that her life is incomplete without the orange glassybaby that she had so longingly seen. I did the quick forensics from our order list and the color emerged as kumquat. The customer then expressly found us in Madrona to shop for kumquat. I had the pleasure of helping her and as she extended her arm to pass off her chosen glassybaby, I had to smile at the kumquat colored scarf that she was wearing...obviously her signature, life fulfilling color.
Customers are poetic. One sound bite from the store captured my attention. We have a lovely customer who supports us through her design firm...we are her 'go to' gift, which is so wonderful. She paused, while shopping in the store recently, to say: 'When I need a break at work I go to the rivers of color on the glassybaby website...' What eloquence...we love it.
I am personally thinking of rivers of chocolate as Easter approaches. If you are here with the blog...you met our Easter Bunny on the home page (compliments of the photographic genius of Jim Waltz and his stylist/wife Valerie Waltz.) By all accounts...Bunny talent is a highly kinetic endeavor. Have a wonderful Easter from all of us at glassybaby.
Until Next Time, Nicola