Inspiration often comes when you least expect it. It can bubble forth from unusual sources. I decided to venture out of my neighborhood to find out if inspiration might be lurking around somewhere waiting for a place to land. I figured I was the perfect landing place. My friend and I ventured forth open to whatever the universe had in store for us.
As we strolled along the streets, we came upon that enchanted gift shop, Lemon & Lavender. Hmmm. Serendipity? Had to find out. Upon entering the boutique, we were greeted by Antonella, the proprietor. After exchanging pleasantries, we did a quick scan, taking note of new items, the essence of fairy dust still seemed to be everywhere. My friend and I took a closer look at the displays. We were immediately drawn to a extraordinarily unique unicorn doll. If you looked up whimsy in the dictionary, you would see a picture of this doll, which will hereafter be referred to as Tallulah.
While it was great fun inspecting the new items, I felt myself being lured back to Tallulah. Noticing Tallulah’s price tag reinforced my intent not to make any purchases. Still, I kept being drawn to her. A quick exit was in order to preserve my bank account.
Since it was a nice day, my friend and I sat on a bench outside the boutique to enjoy the fresh air and plot our next move. As we sat, my attention kept returning to Tallulah. It felt like I was being pulled back into the store by some invisible lariat. I capitulated to the whimsical and fanciful charm of this unusual unicorn. Surely, life would be more enjoyable with a unicorn in it. Compared to a diamond ring, Tallulah was a bargain. (Nothing like bimbo logic to rationalize impulsive spending.)
While Antonella was wrapping the doll, for safe travel, we learned a most interesting fact about Tallulah’s genesis. Apparently she came into being from the artisanship of several Portuguese grandmothers. Each granny sews a small section. When all those pieces of very intricate work are assembled - aí está - - a unicorn doll is born. Who wouldn’t want an objet d’art handcrafted by Portuguese grandmothers?
Tallulah is comfortably sitting on my computer desk as my muse to be. (Hope she’s up to the task.) Finally, I must say Lemon & Lavender once again provided a little felicitous magic.
As always, comments are welcomed.