Like so many other companies and organizations, we've spent the last two weeks watching, listening, and reflecting on the state of our city and our country, and our place in all of it. The mission of our store has always been to be a bridge and connection point between world artisans and our customers, a place where "the creativity of human mind, spirit, and experience is celebrated every day."
I lost my mom and my dad several years ago. I grieved, I grieve, and I also celebrate. What amazing people I had the pleasure of knowing, of raising me, of forming me, of making me exactly who I am. Death is sad. We miss the dead. I get it. I miss my parents. I wish I could have had them in my life for a longer time. But things happen as they do. We are made of our experiences. My experience is I lost two people early in my 40's and I have found my way without their physical guidance, but with their memories and the lessons taught.