I received a phone call last night on our home phone that now rings only in the kitchen. An office line and cell phone numbers have long since become our primary means of communication, so checking messages on 1-0-3-2 usually entails simply deleting calls from telemarketers who got through.
This was from a woman in Albuquerque, NM who had saved an old copy of Victoria magazine (1992) and wondered if my eggs were still available. I hesitated before returning the call since I haven’t touched a kistka–the tool I used to decorate with–in nearly five years. But, personally, I like to have closure and appreciate when anyone returns my call, so I dialed her back. We had a lovely conversation. She might even purchase a copy of my book on the subject —Decorating Eggs: Exquisite Designs with Wax & Dye.
The call brought up several thoughts which were worth sharing:
- I marveled at the shelf-life of the printed word. Victoria Magazine ceased publication in 2003, not to mention the 17 years since this piece was published.
- When the article did appear, a book on the subject wasn’t even a twinkle in my eye.
- I didn’t regret losing a potential sale, nor spend one second contemplating pulling out my tools and dyes in fear of this economic slowdown.
- You never know when the seeds you’ve planted will sprout, where or how.