It happened awhile ago, this simple moment: Two young women went carefully from one end of my booth to the other, quietly studying every piece of art on display. Finally, one looked up shyly and that loveliest of things was in her face: appreciation. ‘You’re very clever,’ she said.
I thanked her, of course, then slid in ‘I think it needs someone who’s very clever to notice,’ and we giggled at our little trade in compliments.
Minutes later, I thought that something true sat in the middle of what I’d said. It’s demonstrated for me regularly. People who can see the curious and charming, the weird and whimsical and mischievous and playful will see it in the world. And feel it. And for just a moment, we’ll be connected.
It’s an extraordinary arrangement.