Climb every mountain, ford every stream...
It is so fitting that our founder, Lee, a remarkable woman who survived three bouts with lung cancer, is scaling the heights of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania with her family.
Another hurdle for someone whose imagination knows no bounds and whose vocabulary does not contain the words, "I can't."
But, pssst, don't tell her I am writing about her this week, for she is possibly the most modest person I know. And, as I write this, she is totally oblivious to this blog. So don't say a word, not one word.
We cannot wait for the pictures and stories of the mountain assent to descend later on. We will tell all. And we won't leave out a thing! I promise.
glassybaby is pleased to be in contact with many friends throughout the world who have been touched by the light and love of gb after first reading about us in Martha Stewart's book, The Martha Rules. Many have become loyal customers even though they have never set toe in the Western Hemisphere. The grapevine works in mysterious, yet marvelous, ways. The glow just magically diffuses, it seems, under its own volition.
Another heartwarming story emerges from the recent glassybaby roadshow to San Francisco.
The parents of K. were to meet her at Lotus Bleu to select three glassybaby for her birthday. They came early to help choose the colors, which ended up being the bright and beautiful combo of curry, seattle sunset, and joy, as shown above in K.'s living-room. Watching their interaction was tenderly touching, in that although K. is a mom herself now, her parents were exceedingly engaged in making their daughter feel special on that singular day of the year that each child, no matter what age and circumstance, shares solely with her parents. And a wonderful thing that is!
Bobbi, our glassybaby friend, writes that one of her great delights was stumbling onto our shop in Bellevue two years ago on a "drippy cool November evening." (Brrrr! Bobbi, November seems like a distant memory!!)
She goes on to say, "Your window was a soft, enticing, warm beckoning glow at the end of a hard-driving and intense day." (Now I'm with you, Bobbi!)
She finishes up by saying, "You, Lee, are a soul/spirit warmer. I wish for you that the warmth you have gifted to the world return to you and yours many times over." Amen, Bobbi. That could not have been better said!
To our dear Lee (and Hector, Sale, Ceddie, and Peter)as you scale "the rooftop of Africa": We wish you Godspeed!
And to finish the song:
... Follow every rainbow, till you find your dream!
Until next time,