In a Glimpse of an Eye

In a Glimpse of an Eye

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In a glimpse of an eye, the moment stood still, and so much was communicated. When I said “I have a present for you”, and gave Nancy the signed lithograph print, she was surprised. She said, “Wow, I love it. Are you sure you want to part with it? You should keep it. I could sell it.”

Nancy and Brittany, her artist daughter, were with me in my Beverly Hills apartment; measuring and putting together an inventory of my furniture, art work, carnival glass and collectables to sell on the Internet and privately. This is Nancy’s side business, and she’s good at it.

I need the money for my kids’ university fees to unburden their student loans, and I am downsizing; eliminating “things” that I really don’t need.

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In a glimpse into Nancy’s eyes, I realized that so much was communicated. I wanted to give the print to Nancy as a thank you, good friend to good friend, and as a thank you for her help even though she will get a commission. I couldn’t do all that was involved with selling, without her.

I had little emotional attachment to the print however, oddly enough, I realized it’s beauty, and felt it’s resonance for the first time now that I was giving it away. Nancy’s right, I could sell it.

I caught her eye. She didn’t want to give it back; she wanted it. I could have said, “Okay, I’ll keep it for you to sell.” But I didn’t. And in that abundant, yet momentary glimpse, she reconsidered and said, “Thank you, I love it.”

I’m happy Nancy has it.

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