it's Micaela from Dolce Vita, excited to be keeping you company while Claire's away in beautiful Guatemala City. She's having a wonderful time (one that includes the fancy Boutique Hotel Casa Santa Rosa in Antiqua and trying to get Freeman to watch Jersey Shore in spanish subtitles before bedtime... ha! only our claire). i can't wait to hear all about it!
i thought i'd be a little lovie dovie and tell you how me and claire "met."
it started with a music swap. it was claire's first time participating in a blog swap, and she found out about it through my blog. Even though we weren't paired together-- she sent me a copy of the cds she sent out (she's lovely like that). Through songs like this one... I know we were kindred.
we exchanged emails, and then little packages with gifts that you could only give someone you truly felt close to. Like those baby shoes? I once told her that my favorite story is one that Hemingway was said to have written on a bet that he couldn't write a story using just six words.
The six words he wrote were: "For Sale: Baby Shoes, never worn."
those six words mean something to my heart.
i sent Claire the glass snail because in a VOGUE article she once sent me was the sentiment that "snails carry their homes wherever they go." Shortly after reading that article, i finished reading "Eat Pray Love" and wouldn't you know that exact sentiment was in the pages of the very book that changed my life?
in fact, mine and claire's first phone call was after my life had fallen apart. And it was so natural, so easy. We talked like we had been friends for years. That's how it feels like with Claire.
it's hard to imagine that i didn't even know her a year ago. it's hard to imagine that we met through blogging and haven't met in real life yet (though we are going to fix that pronto!)
it's hard to imagine because i miss her when it's been a few days since we've last emailed/texted/called/gmail chatted.
i love you Claire!!!
thank-you for letting me be cheesy. Do you guys have anyone you feel this way with through blogging? i'd love to know! xo