It was 7.30 PM when the doorbell rang. I went to answer it and saw a two-legged cardboard box. Then a head popped up from behind it and there was my neighbor lady, carrying a huge package. When I read the label saying United States, my baffled expression turned into joy and I jumped up and down, realizing what it was.
You see, when we were in San Francisco last month, we met with Julia, my beloved friend and Sister of the heart for over twelve years. Jules had prepared a wonderful surprise for the V-man and me and took us to a pottery paint workshop. Afterwards she promised to send our creations overseas…
A knife, I need a knife, I cried out to Sean, and he jumped up, also curious about what his mother had gotten herself into this time. No, it is not a box full of candy. 😉
I buried myself up to the neck in the foam nuggets and wrapped in bubble plastic was this beauty: the flat bowl my V-man had painted. Isn’t it marvelous?!
After even more digging, my own creation surfaced.
They had survived both the furnace and the overseas trip! When we last saw them, they looked like this:
A ‘bit’ of heat indeed brings out the colors 😉 My friend decorated an olive oil jug in green, purple and black flowers, and it also came out shiny and beautiful. Like this special lady herself. This is a photo Julia sent to me:
Julia, darling, I can’t express (often) enough how much you mean to me. You have made our stay in San Francisco so special, warm and fun. A piece of my heart will always stay with you to shine on your path, and an unbreakable bond is linked between us. Whenever I look at this honey pot, I will think of you and the magical time we spent together. Thank you! ♥