Families collide in the summer months and often visiting family members make their yearly pilgrimage to glassybaby. It is really sweet for us to be on the family reunion compass. This week an entourage of Seattle meets California was in...2 women, 2 men and 2 teenage boys...flip flops were all around and great banter filled the room. What struck me was the highly evolved nature of this bunch. All were fully engaged in the glassybaby experience, lighting and kibitzing on color. The guys were elemental to the process. Elemental in a distinctly guy way. One priceless exchange between spouses and their son went like this:
woman: 'What do you think of this color honey?
man: 'It's very Seahawky.'
woman: 'That is not exactly what we are going for here. What about this one?'
man: 'That one is more Seattle Sounder-ish.'
woman: 'I like seeing the candle light through them.'
son: 'I like the Seahawky one.'
Other notes. Lisa Thompson,who inspires our giving trio named Marsha's Hope, will run this Sunday in the Swedish Hospital sponsored SummeRun to support Ovarian Cancer research. The effort toward early detection of Ovarian Cancer is a life saving endeavor. Lisa's team, Hell's Angels (emphasis on Angel) has raised more than 44 thousand astounding dollars. There is still time to make a pledge to Lisa's team, just click on: http://community.swedish.org/lisa. When you get to her page, you will learn of Lisa's personal journey with cancer, her indomitable spirit and her hope filled, exquisite writing. It is immensely moving. Good luck Hell's Angels and Lisa.
End note. Two of my favorite new customers, Trisha and Sandy, have been to our Madrona store thrice. I just love it when I see them round the bend. They enter with warmth and a nascent delight in glassybaby. They understand the complex beauty of creme brulee and thus far, it is their 'go to' color. Just yesterday we sought out the perfect creme brulee together. After fetching the best ones from the back, we found a beauty. We chatted as I boxed. Trisha revealed that the glassybaby was a thank you gift for her neighbors that she barely knows. Knowing that Trisha is undergoing cancer treatment...they came over to prune, trim and beautify her entire yard. There we stood, her wellspring of tears brought on mine, elicited from the utter beauty of kindness.
Until Next Time, Nicola