We determined that the fabric released for the new season was already present and we would not have more options for at least a year. A nod from the universe.
What I wanted could not be had. Very simple. I explained this to the woman and she offered some more alternatives, but in my mind’s eye, I knew what I wanted.
Later, she called to say she’d left her bag on the front porch. I wondered briefly if someone had found another swatch and she was going to offer it up, but I decided to believe my decision to not go ahead with the bedroom curtains, really rocked her.
She had been nothing but pleasant and gracious. No way of knowing if that was how she felt.