“You can do whatever you want, make whatever you want to make. You can cut, paste, glue gun, emboss, press and score, but you may not use glitter.” These are the absolute famous last words of my husband as I craft. Glitter drives him to the brink of insanity. Shiny specks on the floor, in the sink, on my face and in my hair signal I have not heeded his admonition. Then when he empties the trash there are the empty glitter containers and the telltale sparkles in the fur of our pups as he lets them out into the yard. Yes, for Dawn to use glitter I would have to work in a clean room. By a clean room, I mean the kind of room equipped with super hepa – filters that filter out minute particles every millisecond. I saw such a room at the US Aeronautical and Space Administration in Gaithersburg, Maryland. People dressed in space-like suits were making parts for the Hubble telescope and they could not risk a piece of glitter falling on the apparatus. They had too much invested in the absolute complete accuracy of what they were making.
So, here I am, a lone card maker in a glitter-less world, trying to make elegant cards without the key element of elegance, you guessed it…glitter. Well, last night on my way home from work I was driving in very thick fog. The temperature was just at freezing and I had to drive very slowly because I could not see very far ahead on the road. Having to drive 35 miles at 40 mph was a bit frustrating when I can usually drive it at 65 mph. However, as I slowed something glorious happened: the droplets in the fog cloud I was driving through were just frozen enough to be like floating glitter all around me. Can you imagine this? I was transported to a magical world that surrounded me my whole way home. Sometimes the fog would break and I got a clear shot ahead, but then I lost the glitter. Isn’t this what Ann has been telling us over at aholyexperience.com? If we slow down, we will see so much more. At a slower pace, we will be so much more thankful because we can realize all He has given us. Last night he gave me glitter. It was enough to last a lifetime. I will never forget it. I found a link on YouTube of someone who had seen the same glitter in the daylight. He called them pogonip ice crystals. Here is his clip, but I can assure you seeing these in the nighttime in the headlights of your car and streaming from the lights of the street is even more beautiful.
God is with us,