I was out standing in a field last week (long story, and after all, it's not an uncommon occurrence) when I noted perhaps the most painstakingly accurate match of a fine china plate pattern to the host who possessed it.
At this event, each guest was asked to bring their own dinner plate - it is a tradition of the meal. Of the 140 guests whose places were set at one long table in a field, this plate had an arresting quality when walking along the table and, although Rachel Martin was not immediately around to tell me so, I knew that was her pattern.
Now then, below is mine. Raynaud, Festivite. In the course of my work here, I look at a lot of patterns, both new and historic. I adore this pattern, but as new patterns emerge, I wonder if there is a more accurate reflection of myself not only as a host, but as a complete life.
Noting this made me curious; now that I know Rachel's skill in this area, which she would choose if she were to choose a pattern to tell 1000 words about each of the important people in her world...
Photo credits: Boxwood Winery