Regarde! Look look look look!
Doesn’t “look” look funny when you write it out too many times? It looks as if I’ve gotten my words confused with strange bird calls.
I was so on my best intentions not to be All About Me today, but I can’t help myself. Look what I got in the mail last night!
Is this not the most beautiful bookmark? If it was for your book, wouldn’t you almost be in tears of pleasure?
Darn, I just realized my photos don’t show some of the details. Like, just above this little envelope is a metal strip that says “Bon Voyage” and the message just below it, with the little bird flying above it, says, “Journey of a Lifetime.”
What happened was, Phyllis over at Shabby in the City organized a bookmark swap which of COURSE I did NOT take part in because…I really don’t want to torture anyone with my idea of visual art.
Well. I don’t want to torture anyone ANYMORE. My sister and I used to make little “shops” when we were kids, and my parents and all my siblings had to come and buy the stationery, bookmarks, etc. that we made, but…the problem is, my bookmark production skills have remained at that 7-year-old level.
So I have quit doing that.
However, a lovely woman named Rhonda saw that Shabby in the City was reading Blame It on Paris and so she made her a special Blame It on Paris bookmark for part of the swap.
And being the greedy person I am, I started jumping up and down saying, “Me, too! Please me too! I want a special Blame It on Paris bookmark, too!”
And…here it is… The front’s not all! Look at the back!
Up close…the old text here is a very romantic passage of two lovers kissing as they part…
Back to the front, the little postcard comes out of its envelope…
And flips over to say…
That is so beautiful. Thank YOU, Rhonda! And now I will have to go luxuriate in the pure pleasure of receiving this bookmark for a while and work on being All About Someone Else tomorrow.