Happy New Year
"And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about." -Haruki Murakami
The other half of 2013, was picture perfect. It all started last summer, we migrated to France for 3 glorious months... When we traveled to London, I met the most lovable old lady. She told me I had empathy, because I connected with a story she was recalling about a war hero from WWII, and how sometimes art has to be shocking so we can get it... We hugged and I asked her for a picture. She was so shy yet willingly powdered her nose et voila the picture rests peacefully in my iPhone. In Evian, France my relationship with an antique dealer exceeded all expectations. I buy from him, we talk art and 'Jesus', and I get a hello every time I pass by his shop. I also befriended the waitresses and owner of a French cafe. I will never forget the 'Noisette' or the Russian tea... After the summer in September, I had a date with fate. I met my idols we talked business and shopping of course... I will cherish the memories! In October I met Mary Katrantzou, leila Yavari, Rosemin Manji, Sofia Guellaty, and Caterina Menthe. Talking to these ladies gave me a new perspective on life. And so I say goodbye, farewell to 2013 and I welcome 2014 with every fiber of my body and soul. Good or bad I will be ready, I will try my best to be fair, loving, and even understanding. I will try to be HAPPY.