Friday, February 29, 2008

Art is About This

I participated in a Christmas Holiday Sale this past December. I had a few sales, and met a lot of people. Got to talk a lot about photography, and hang out with my wife for the day. The hightlight of my day was certainly this:
A little girl, about 5, is walking with her mother and doing her Christmas shopping. The kid stops at my wifes jewelry, points at a $12 bracelet, and says to her mother, "Can I get this for Auntie?"

The mother replies "You only have $5, so lets look around and if you see anything that says "Auntie" then we can talk about it."

They walk by my table and the 5 year olds eyes lock on a picture of a lighthouse. The mother has kept walking by, so the kid is going "Mommy, mommy, mommy!" She goes and grabs her mothers hand and drags her back to my table. She points at the lighthouse and says "Does this say Auntie?"







Her mother picked it up and looked at it, doesn't see a price tag, and asks me how much for it.

"$5" I tell her.

The kid hands me this crumpled up five dollar bill and says "Thank you sir".

I hand her the photo, stuff the $5 in my pocket and sit back down.

THAT is what art is all about.

12 comments:

earth and sun folk said...

what a great read. thanks for sharing!

industrialpoppy said...

I'm feeling mushy today, this story was so sweet it brought a tear to my eye!
Thanks

Ronalyn said...

I appreciated this story even more because I have done the same thing at an art/crafts show....for two little girls, with 50 cents each, searching for a Christmas gift. Their happiness far outweighed the monetary loss of the items they bought.

Patti said...

Thank you for being a wonderful artist and person!

bijouxboutique said...

That was so lovely of you, and it brought tears to my eyes, thanks for sharing your story.

whimsicalpam said...

What a great story! Thanks for the smile!

jewelrybyleyla said...

Amazing :) I love that Lighthouse photo... along with the fence at the top...

Creator: Meg said...

that was a beautiful story and photograph. just beautiful.

Stacy said...

What a sweet story.

Fog and Thistle said...

This story is just beautiful.

Tomi said...

That's right!! What a great story Scott! Thanks for the read ;o)
~Tomi

Tom said...

heart...