I spoke to my friend, Mary, the other day. She had visited our home about two years ago with her daughter and her daughter’s boyfriend, Spencer. Spencer was very interested in art and was highly complimentary while viewing mine. Of course, I thought he was just being polite.
Turns out that, since that visit, he went into industrial design, then got an internship in fashion design, and the company that he works for is paying for him to attend RISD (Rhode Island School of Design). Wow!
He told Mary that when he met me I became an inspiration for him, since until then he had never been exposed to a “working artist” (a term my husband, who pays the bills, might dispute!).
Anyway, her story touched me, and I got to thinking that every day we have the opportunity to touch someone emotionally, whether we realize it or not.
P.S. He also said I was “cool”!