Elizabeth, what can I say. There was an old beat up restaurant. She bought it. I called and said I’d help her for the afternoon. Maybe we could tear up the floor. She was happy .
So I showed up and there she was in this building that had been closed up for three years. It’s big. On the counter was her fancy purse.
And beside it was a bottle of Aveda Chakra Scent.
On the table was an Aveda Candle. Lit.
I just shook my head. Hope.
Just cause she was there the place was full of faith and hope.
That is the spirit she brings with her.
The candle and the chakra spray were beside the point. I laughed at them, but there were kinda of symbols.
There she was all alone, happy as a lark. Hopeful as a robin with her little candle and a bottle of perfume and a big old musty building.
If it was anyone else I’d wonder, but because it is Elizabeth, I’ll just watch her.
She’s a wonder.
She has the Aveda Spa , Damaris, across the street from my studio , and she knows how to transform things.
In this new building she is going to move her business , Simply for Life, and The Art of Eating Deli will relocate there with her.
She is also going to start Monasa, a health and local food store there.
We tore up most of the floor that afternoon.
We looked over the architectural drawings. We aired the place out a bit.
We moved things around and talked as we did.
Elizabeth is taking something that was on the edge, and is starting to return it to the community.
We need women like her. They make us all a little more hopeful.
Light a candle and celebrate her.
She’d probably like it if it was an Aveda candle, but anyone will do.