I am so thrilled you came into the shop today. First of all, that you loved the little yellow bird who “spoke” to you drew my attention immediately. That is why I said you needed to give it a name. I have a ceramic cow named Pearl, a rather large, ceramic rooster named Jean Luc (after Captain Picard of the USS Enterprise no less)and another named Hank as well as hens named Henrietta (she is Hank’s wife) and Julia.
I loved your description of the traveling rock from your home in Africa, and I wish I could have recorded your voice as you quoted Emily Dickinson. (Have you ever read the children’s book called Emily by Michael Bedard? The illustrations are by Barbara Cooney, so they are VERY Emily. I would love to hear you read it. You should work for Audible and read novels!!!!
I also very much enjoyed our conversation about long distance loves, God’s Providence, and unicorn memes. And I have NEVER before heard anyone say the word “glum” and make it sound elegant.
More than anything, I want you to know that even though we live continents and oceans apart and only conversed for a whopping ten minutes, you are my friend. Because I know (and I bet you do too) that were we given the chance we would REALLY be friends.
Along with ceramic animals that speak to me, and memes that make me laugh, I also love words. I have begun a list of words I think should be used more often. On that list are the words incandescent and serendipity–both of which apply to you, Laura, a beautifully lit from within happy, unexpected, unexplainable happening on this Saturday in autumn.
I sincerely hope that Texas becomes your newest adventure, and that I get to see you again.