Friday, June 22, 2007

A Feast for the Senses

This is the sweet lady we had lunch with today. Her name is Olivia and she is a delight! Our visit with her today was truly a feast for the senses. She served us the most scrumptious lunch-yes, it was a delicious as it looks. Chicken salad is one of my favorite things and this was probably some of the best I've ever had. Before lunch she treated us to a tour of her home which included her new quilt room. So light and bright and oh so organized! Didn't think to snap a photo of it, but I did manage to snap one of this quilt. It has lots of oriental fabrics and batiks in it and variegated thread for the quilting. The colors are stunning-you know I was immediately drawn to the orange in the center! And this is Lucy her shelty and border collie mix. She was so sweet and so eager to find out what all these folks were doing walking around her house.

I have been fortunate in my working life to have had so many opportunities to meet genuinely lovely folks. Of course, through my education and working at the college (Saint Louis Christian) I had numerous opportunities to travel and meet so many. But also with my job at the university (UM-St Louis), I made life long friends. Visiting with Olivia today reminded me so much of my boss, Nan from the university. Most recently again I have been blessed to work for folks with whom I enjoy spending time. And I am glad for the opportunity to get to know one of our special clients today.

As we left Olivia's house, I noticed she had lavendar along the walkway. She snipped a piece off for me and everytime I got in and out of the car this afternoon I took in the fragrance. So it was truly a feast for the senses this afternoon. Thanks for a lovely time, John and Olivia!

1 comment:

Mom said...

You will have to tell me all about her quilting. That quilt looks amazing!