My mother had just gotten a Bialetti at a garage sale (of course!), and couldn't stop going on about it. I decided to order one for myself in time for the weekend. And because magic and a bit of serendipity go hand in hand, I received a mysterious surprise on my doorstep- simultaneously! A box from Melissa arrived, as well. Melissa is one of my favorite potters, a dear friend and one of my first flickr buddies from way back. In that box was this note, wrapped around none other than what has become my new espresso cup! And yes, "a tangible reminder." Sigh.
Did she know?! Of course not, but that's how my days spin around here. It couldn't have been planned any better, and the fact that it wasn't at all makes me even more certain that life will never stop having potential for wonder! And that Bialetti? So, so good!!
As you can see, the quote is from my favorite Emily Dickinson poem that is the foundation of my other blog Honoring Hope. Melissa- you couldn't be more sensitive and generous... and this beautiful vessel couldn't be more loved! Thank you. If you are in need of your own hope cup, you're in luck- I spy more in her shop right here.
And today's new HH post, "river flowing", was appropriately written while sipping from it. You can read it here.