First a little background.
Last April a group of blog type folks got together and created this wonderful
collaborative art project for my sweet wife for her birthday.
A large drawing was done of which small pieces were then sent to households across the country. Each person or family colored in and embellished their piece. These
were then sent one at a time to our house.
Each one was so beautiful and different… it was so much fun to piece together the big picture as we got the mail each day.
We were incredibly moved by this banding together of gentle internet folk.
Since we were the only ones who had seen the art all in one place we felt strongly about sharing it with everyone who participated.
So we decided to send the art ‘on tour’...
And really… what’s a tour without T-shirts.
So we made up some T-Shirts in various sizes and stuffed them and the art into a Box. We included pre-printed mailing labels for each destination and quietly sent it off on its journey.
That was in June.
Every once in a while we would wonder about the Box. Ponder where it might, who might have seen it already, where it may end up next.
But the Box had been gone a long time. We had not heard of the Box in months. I considered sending out a cryptic email to the Box recipients… to see if I got any bites – but in the end we let (read: my patient wife calmed me and fed me paxil) the universe …and the Box.. make its own way.
Fast forward to this past weekend.
My innkeeping wife and I hosted some out of town bloggers at our house. Bloggers whose addresses were in that Box.
“Has anyone SEEN the box?”
Ah yes... they HAD! But that was some time ago... it's current whereabouts - sadly unknown.
My spiritual wife is always trying to teach me to let it be, let the universe take the direction that it will.
The next day we went to the second annual BlogFriends get together, hosted by dear bloggers Sassy and Eagle Eye.
And guess what showed up…
Not only did the box make its full circle – but it was embellished inside and out with drawings and writings
and tokens from its trip.
The universe is grand and glorious place people.
To those of you who could not be here with us as the box came home ...
You have warmed our hearts, made us laugh, and brought us great joy… and T-Shirts.