Got a very nice surprise by today’s post: An American flat rate envelope containing a heavy magazine: Handcrafted – The best of Stampington & Company. I didn’t order anything from Stampington recently, so I was really amazed.
However, Handcrafted is a special publication where the editors and team of Stampington represent their favourite articles and a gallery of readers´ art from previous magazines (Somerset Studio, Stampers´Sampler, Legacy, etc). and finally, when I turned to page 186 I realized this issue has been sent to me because a collage of mine was published in Legacy Spring 2003. It was so funny and strange to get this greeting from my past.
The collage I had made then was an image of my youngest daughter, Emilie, in a moment of deep contemplation, eating a watermelon somewhere in Greece. It was accompanied by a text about the experience of time you have when you’re a child and summer holiday seems equivalent to eternity.
Well, I think you can be lucky to experience the same feeling of beeing present; not in the past, not in the future but being present in the eternal now, but in glimpses only, when you’re a grown-up person. Actually, it’s a feeling I’m always longing for and today my own collage and words were send to me to remind me of this. Most interesting…