In past posts I've commented about my (especially initial) misgivings about selling via the internet. My fear has always been the internet's impersonal nature wherein I never meet patrons face to face. Well, it has happened often in the past -- folks have a way of allaying those fears. They contact me with the nicest stories about how my pots fit into their lives -- often accompanied by photos of the pottery in its new home.
And that's what happened when I logged on to my Etsy account this morning and found this very heartwarming story greeting me. It made my day, I'll tell you.
"I ordered a blue moon from you last year for my sister who owns Blue Moon Farm in KY. She loved it and especially loved all the care that went into the packaging and shipping. She and her husband run their farm by themselves and take their produce to market each week, and appreciate the work of others like the two of you! Anyway, my brother passed away suddenly last month, and the last time we saw him we were shelling on the beach, and he found a beautiful starfish. Many things since that day have made me feel as if my brother is all around us - finding this star amongst your offerings this year was one of those moments. I am buying it for my sister and it will, I am SURE, be treasured forever. Thanks for listening! :) " Ruth Anderson