we've said it before, and we'll say it again: one of the best parts of this whole blogging business is the people we've met through the magic of the internets. people whose faces we've never seen, but if we were in their city, we wouldn't hesitate to ring them up for a chat over coffee or cocktails. people who by all rights should be strangers to us, but are now valued friends, even if we've never met in person.
amongst the best of the blogging community is meg, of the delightful blog "pigtown design". meg and m21 share a particular love for flea markets, junk shops and thrift stores (as well as a passion for their respective pups, connor and mona), but when meg has written about her fabulous finds at her "book thing", that mutual love for the junk shop treasures turned to green-eyed envy on our part, and m21 could hardly stand to read about them- jealousy ain't pretty, and boy, was i jealous.
so imagine m21's delight when he received a parcel in the mail from meg containing one of her book thing finds! a copy of a vivienne westwood biography that i had left a comment about on her blog as a particularly appealing score, since dame viv is one of my personal heroes and inspirations. the fact that meg noted this, and took the time to schlep to the post office to share her find with me was incredibly touching (jealous no more!). the gift was doubly appreciated, as it arrived during my recent bout with back problems, on a particularly down day for me- well, it picked my spirits up more than meg possibly could have known when she sent it...
thank you so much, meg- your thoughtful gift is now on my nightstand, and every time i pick it up, i'll think of you, and the kindness of strangers turned friends!