I have been in Mexico for a couple of days now getting ready for a Happiness Retreat.
Yesterday afternoon, I was walking around town, getting lost the way I love to get lost in a new place.
Across the street, I spotted a woman sitting on a chair and seemingly creating shawls out of her fingers. I got closer and saw that indeed, that was what she was doing! No crochet, no needles. From a simple yarn to beautiful, beautiful shawls of all colors.￼ she had so much grace and was even more beautiful than her creations.
She also had a handful of hand created purses. I picked one up but the strap was too short. She said that she could make it longer if I wanted to wait a little bit. So we agreed that I would come back in a couple of hours.
A couple of hours later, I could not find her anywhere. I just could not find the street where we had talked. I walked and walked and then it got dark so I went home.
This morning, I decided that I would find her, somehow. She had made this adjustment for me and I had to find her and buy the purse. So somehow I did.
As I was getting ready to pick up my new purse, it occurred to me that a zipper would be really nice.￼ I teetered between not wanting to be difficult and also really wanting to make this purse work really well for me since it already meant so much to me. So… I asked.
She made a huge smile and said that if I remembered where she was, I could come back two hours later and that she would put a zipper on it. A couple of hours later, when I showed up, she was there with her husband and we had some sweet conversation. He called her an artist￼ and she said that she would add some zippers to some of her purses, from now on.
I wish she had not closed her lips when we took this photo because her smile is glorious.
Meet Ramona 🌸