The truck and trailer are unloaded, the big stuff has melted into the barns and the smaller things lounge on the porches to be sorted and disbursed to the house, Bournebrook and customers who are waiting, I hope, patiently. I wonder who I am, where I am as I work my way back to real (?) life, so different from crazy, frantic, wonderful Brimfield World. I’m glad to be home and wish I were there all at the same time.
I love every minute of Brimfield and my war stories tend to be ones that describe friends, great deals and good times (even the guy who gave my husband, Ken, a price of $2500 on a table and me…lagging less than 30 seconds behind…a price of $3000 made us laugh. We just can’t see the point of choosing unhappy over happy. And, let me just say that, at $2500, the table was $2000 over our price range anyway!)
I have to say, however, that I couldn’t run fast enough to avoid all of those other, negative kind of war stories. Some people thrive on grabbing the ear of any unsuspecting passerby to describe, in unattractive detail, the misfortunes of their lives, the lack of money, the ones who done them wrong. They don’t know how much they are negatively affecting their own lives and attracting more unfortunate situations. Not to mention how they bring everyone in their path down. I have decided that enough is enough! I have a plan for Brimfield in September….
My textile dealer/friend, Sharon and her partner, Susan, have developed a fabulous line of colognes made from essential oils and crystals that are meant to affect changes in your system that allow you to attract clarity, happiness, prosperity, love, etc. Come September, I am going to copy the department store perfume girls and just spray Sharon’s happy formula on anyone who looks, talks or acts in any way unhappy! I will have a CD in my pocket playing that old 40’s Bing Crosby song…”you’ve got to accentuate the positive, elliminate the negative, latch on to the affirmative, and don’t mess with Mister In-Between”…….
Of course, this is only a day-dream, something to make me smile. But it sure would be nice to see Sharon’s cologne go global and everyone laughing their way through Brimfield in September.
PS… If you would like to spritz your way to happy (or love, prosperity and other good things), contact Sharon and Susan of S Formulators (phone: 603-748-3790 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org ). The scents are really devine….and who doesn’t want a good-smelling, good-feeling life?