I don't understand how someone can have this much hate in their heart. It is crazy. All I know is that I will hold everyone a little tighter and let everyone know how much they mean to me. And I want you all to know that you mean a lot to me. All of the support and time you have given to me over the past few years have meant the world to me and I thank you all so much.
A lot of tears were shed today for so many reasons (more below). I'm typically not one to pray but today I pray for those that lost their lives and those that lost someone they love due to a senseless act of violence. And I pray that we can all find a way to tap into the goodness of our hearts and treat each other with kindness and respect. We are all human and that should be all that matters.
On another note, for those of you who are curious to know about the street fair I was participating in today unfortunately it is more bad news. While it is clearly not a tragedy in any way it was a very disappointing morning... I had my display pretty much set up when the unweighted tent of the vendor next to me flew into my tent and display. The jewelry that I had spent so much time on went flying and my displays (which I also hand made) broke. Some of the jewelry was damaged, the necklaces were in large clumps and knots and there are still about 15 rings laying in the street somewhere. I was clearly really upset because there was no recovery from it since my displays were destroyed and my stock tangled and damaged so I had to pack it up as the fair was starting. It was really upsetting because of the time and money that I had put into it. And also because the vendor didn't even care to apologize for basically causing me to close up shop before it even opened. I know that it clearly is not a big deal in comparison to the other events of the day but it was still a really difficult situation for me. I struggle with my decision to pack it up but I got really overwhelmed looking at my hard work laying all over the street and I just couldn't see any way to recover it and get the usable stock out there in any sort of timely manner, especially since my displays were also destroyed. I feel stupid even complaining or being upset about this when there is so much else going on but I figured I'd give you the update on this as well... especially considering I should still be there right now.
I'm sorry for such a sad post but I just felt like I had to say something because I just can't understand it. I hope that you are all doing ok and that all of your loved ones are safe. I am hoping to be back mid next week with a regular post.