An Unexpected Gift

Today came our much anticipated, hand-crafted, Indian-made, Armoire, and along with it another unexpected surprise...

India has always had a special place in our heart. The warmth and exquisite richness of this culture is a world of its own. In fact, this has been a world in which we have sought solace for much of our journey, and a world where we have found it.

A little over a week ago, we had a pleasant Indian-American couple stay for several days with us as they traveled through southern CA.

Indian hand-crafted Armoire

During one of these days, an unwelcome incident put a damper in their vacation experience. Lana and I were both saddened when we found out what happened.

Last night, several hours after the delivery of our enchanting Armoire, we received what these days is becoming a rarity: an actual handwritten letter.

Letter from Neha & Binit

Momentarily puzzled by the piece of mail that stood out from the pile of the usual, Lana looked at the return address and saw that it was from Binit and Neha.

Inside of it was a lovely gift. Our guest, Neha, who it turns out is an artist, sent us a heartfelt thank you note (handwritten, of course) for Lana’s understanding and kindness during the couples’ ordeal.

Note from Neha & Binit
Hand painted bookmark (front)

Inside the handwritten note, was the next precious gift: a delicately hand-painted piece of art in the form of a bookmark. Neha had remembered when Lana shared about her love of Indian craftsmanship and the furniture piece we were excitedly awaiting.

The energy was tangible, it was a piece of LOVE, sent to us via USPS.

We immediately knew its role and place: to bless our magical new arrival.

Hand painted bookmark (back)

Why write about it?

Because in the midst of a world facing extreme turmoil, connection through HEART is a force that always reigns supreme and has the power to conquer all.

As coined in the literary masterpiece “The Idiot” by Fyodor Dostoevsky: "Beauty will save the world." And isn't connection the ultimate form of beauty?

"Beauty will save the world."

- Fyodor Dostoevsky

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