The size and shape of the corrugated package gave it away. Had I accidentally clicked buy it now? Did Paul see my wishlist? Unlike other deliveries that have sat around for days, I ripped it open. The note read:
Molly ... It was great spending some "just sister" time. I hope this book inspires you. Love, Sheila
A few tears squeezed out of what I'm sure was an unattractive squishy face. So thoughtful!
Before last weeks visit from my sister, I can't remember the last time that we have had that ... "just sister" time. Holiday get togethers are raucous events, with attention going to whatever kids are running through the room, and singular time is not a priority. So when Sheila came into town for business, we were both happy to go eat, and share stories, and aspirations -- just we two. We headed to Barnes & Noble afterwords for a little exploring and some gifts for her girls (my nieces).
That's when I discovered this book.
I knew Tony Bennett was an artist, I just hadn't seen his paintings before. What I found is that his artwork is like a visual representation of what his voice does to a song. The time spent flipping through in the bookstore convinced me that I wanted to own it, I just didn't feel like buying anything for myself at the time.
So ... what a joy to receive. Completely unexpected.
Scanning is all I've done so far, but it's a visual delight.
"I'm on a journey. It's a search for truth and beauty that I'm trying to share ... I'm on a journey to try and communicate how beautiful life is." -- Tony Bennett
The man is a class act. The book is an inspirational gem. Oh, and it comes with a CD in the back - nice to listen as you read.
Also, I haven't forgotten the topic of participating in Challenges to be addressed. Very soon.