Wednesday, February 01, 2006

New friends

I got a chance to meet and talk with a woman artist yesterday, who also does shows and some mail order business. As we chatted about our respective businesses and compared notes it seemed we had quite a lot in common. These little moments when you connect with someone who is walking down a similar path are always enlightening. Often they have very different ways of approaching the same questions, and you either learn something new or gain a radically different perspective. Or conversely, you understand that instinctively you have chosen styles or methods which suit your own needs better and come away with a sense of validation.

This time, however, we seemed to have the same approach. And it was fun to finish each other’s sentences and laugh together at shared frustrations. Smiling as I headed off to a long list of errands and chores, I felt a renewed sense of purpose and not so alone in the silent days of winter.