I worked a show in Denver for three days and part of the deal for the entry fee was I had to demo my art.
I grabbed a bag of art supplies and during the lulls, I would work on some art. It was a wonderful way
to pass the slow times.. and I thoroughly enjoyed working instead of sitting idly between customers.
I have decided this will be a tradition for me when I am doing these shows.
It was a decent spring show though three days is a bit of a haul. I met some really wonderful artists and
that is always such a bonus when I do these shows. And of course, the customers are always so fun to chat with.
One woman in particular, caught my attention. She was near my age I think, and nearly bald. In the world of what many would call beauty, she was not a likely candidate. But she had such an aura of joy and beauty that she brought tears to my eyes. She was with a group of her friends and they were laughing and chatting and I was so awe struck by this woman, I had to step out of my booth and approach her. I told her she was so beautiful that she brought tears to my eyes and I hugged her. She was surprised but smiled her glorious smile and told me I gave her goosebumps. There passed between us a sense of heart touching. I am continually struck at how shallow some people are.. there seems to be a great deal of presentation and little heart. But here was a woman who had transcended surface beauty and let her inner beauty radiate from her.
I was so grateful I had spoke to her. It's one of the perks of getting older I suppose. And it truly was a moment of encouragement that humans have the ability to be real. And when they are REAL, their inner
light shines strong and true.