It is hard to shake the horror of those news reports.
Yesterday I received two things that I had wanted, and that two wonderful girls gave me without me having to ask.
I had always admired this picture taken by Erin, which was taken at an estate sale. I love the mood of it, and I often found myself thinking about it. It made me wish I had a beautiful carpet like that in my apartment. It's funny how it haunted me. When she reposted it on her blog in a year-end post, I left a comment (a typical type-before-thinking comment, really), and she sweetly offered to send me a print. It is so beautiful, and I can't wait to get it properly framed. What a girl. I hope we get to hang out this summer!The other day I was chatting with another Erin, talking about things that I wanted even though I don't really need them (which is basically everything that I want, because there isn't too much that I actually need). I mentioned that I wanted a vintage fur hat. I told her about how I had visited a vintage shop in Mirvish Village that day; they had a few fur hats, all too small, but both the girls working in the shop were wearing fur hats that were lovely and that would have fit my head. Because Erin is a consummate thrifter and is an incredibly considerate person, she stopped by my apartment last night and surprised me with this hat. She had visited some antiques shops in Norfolk County and bought it (for next to nothing!), knowing it would be perfect for me. She even got the shape and colour that I wanted. I love it!
Thank you, Erins.