So I went back to the My G-Word Soul Boutique this afternoon after I'd taken the trash and and gone to the post office. I have to say it did look better in the store than it did on opening day. I think she's added some rugs and there are Christmas decorations and a little more stock although the only new items I saw that were the least bit interesting to me were some glass bowls whose bottoms had been molten (?) to cradle into some very pretty wood pieces. Not sure if it was driftwood or not but something like that. I would have bought one but what in hell would I do with it? There were also a few more "artistic" things like painted clam shells and! some non-painted clam shells labeled as "natural shells" for $1.50 each. These shells are abundant on our beaches so I'm not sure who is going to be buying those. I was underwhelmed with it all, frankly. But I did buy that little pouch with finger puppet dolls imported from Nepal via "Ancient Wisdom Marketing."
I do believe I did a blog post once about ancient wisdom.
Knowing me, you will probably guess that I am a bit cynical about ancient wisdom, or at least how the term is used these days, describing anything new age-ish which is probably mostly some weird deviation of cultural appropriation. Don't get me wrong. There were a lot of ancients with a great amount of wisdom but I have a feeling that we've lost most of the important stuff.
But perhaps Ms. Magnolia will like the little pouch for a Christmas present.
The woman who owns the shop had her grandson there today. He seemed to be about seven and was playing a video game on his phone. "Grandma!" he said.
"I just killed two guys and I got killed."
He was a cute kid although he appeared to have a cold or something. I hope it was only a cold. After I made my purchase he said, "Thank you for shopping at My Gypsy Soul Boutique!"
"You are welcome," I said. Bless his little heart.
It's been gray and chilly again today and I have mostly stayed in to work on Maggie's quilt. I made good progress.
Anyway, this is what the blanket will look like, for the most part, when it's done.