After writing a first ever blog post this evening and thinking I wouldn't have much to blog about, when checking the poetry pottery box this evening, I found an envelope with a note on it stuffed into a mug.
The note said "Your pottery is most beautiful...vibrant, peaceful and loving. It found me by surprise on a walk as the young woman I am today, after experiencing rape and feeling homesick for / or to be close to those I love in the midwest. Thank you for your gift, for brightening my space, much love and peace to you. Please accept this token of my gratitude."
Inside the envelope was a crystal, 8 bags of herbal tea and a pack of vegan, gluten, sugar and soy free gum.
First, to whoever wrote this note, you're welcome and thank you for the gifts, they will be cherished. I hope you enjoy the pottery you have taken from my box.
Second, I've received a number of wonderful notes and small gifts over the past 9 month, but this one was especially touching. I may never have any idea who this person is, but I think my project has done them some small amount of good. As a social worker who spends most of his time in front of a computer dealing with databases, it's tremendously gratifying to be able to help someone in a real and direct way.