Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Wreck

It's been almost a month since a driver broadsided us, tossing our car across the highway into the oncoming traffic lane. I'm very thankful that we both walked away from that car. It's difficult to know what to say or how to feel. This ordeal has been painful, frightening and frustrating, and yet I know how lucky we are. I've spent countless hours on the phone with insurance companies, rental car agencies, and car dealerships wishing every moment that this could all go away and I could have my car and my life back exactly as it was. So while it may seem incredibly petty, I was more than a little thrilled when I got a package in the mail from Sasha Bell.

You see, the day of the wreck, I was wearing my favorite pair of earrings (handmade by Sasha) and at some point while we were flipping and rolling, one of them was ripped from my ear. The next day when we were able to visit the car to salvage any belongings that weren't destroyed, I was only able to find one piece of the poor earring. I sent a note to Sasha, explaining what happened and asking how much a repair would cost. I nearly cried when she offered to fix them for free. I know it sounds silly to get emotional over an earring. But it's really about much more than that. An act of kindness is like a glimmer of light in the dark. Despite all that has been taken from us, I feel a little better about the world knowing that there are people like Sasha Bell in it. I currently own three pieces of her jewelry, but I hope to collect many more over the years. If you're looking for something truly special, from a truly special artist and person, please check out Sasha's shop. Each piece is crafted with pride and love that she passes on to her customers. I may not feel completely whole again yet, but one small piece is back in place.
Sasha Bell Jewelry

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