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Today was another day of inspiration for us at Couture ink but not in the usual way of inspiration we receive.  We read the story about Joshua Bell, playing incognito at the subway station as an experiment by the Washington Post.

“No one knew it, but the fiddler standing against a bare wall outside the Metro in an indoor arcade at the top of the escalators was one of the finest classical musicians in the world, playing some of the most elegant music ever written on one of the most valuable violins ever made. His performance was arranged by The Washington Post as an experiment in context, perception and priorities — as well as an unblinking assessment of public taste: In a banal setting at an inconvenient time, would beauty transcend?”

We immediately knew that we had to ask ourselves the same question.  Did we allow beauty to transcend during our hectic lives?  Did we appreciate our time and more importantly the time of others?

We couldn’t help but ask, even on a smaller scale, if the guests of our clients appreciate the time that goes into creating and designing of an invitation. Do they see the beauty in the invitation past the physical piece?  Do they recognize the work and effort put into the process?

Well, as we do love our beloved guests, we have to go with, some probably don’t! This, by the way, is not their fault.  We are all guilty of forgetting that many things in life take time and effort to produce.  As a majority, we take for granted the work of others because we do not value our own time to “stop” and let us soak in what has taken place for the gift we received, the letter that was written, the trip involved, the money spent, the lecture given, or maybe even the hurt involved.

Do we take away from this a new perspective???  Yes! We stop “walking” by beauty and start “stopping” to ensure we transcend beauty into our lives each and everyday. Inspiration and beauty awaits us! Happy everything!

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