Letter #08: Say good things out loud
You don’t know who might be listening. You might end up with the hammered brass winged helmet of your dreams.
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Dear friends and colleagues,
“Oh, that’s a hammered brass winged helmet.”
I’d been asking my neighbor Eric about the origins of his business. Not everyone has has a commercial sewing shop upstairs from his wood shop and band rehearsal space, with a view out to the mules.
On a shelf behind his desk, a repurposed vintage supermarket checkout conveyor belt, was this bowl-shaped item.
When he picked it up to show me, I thought, this was what the Philadelphia Eagles helmets should aspire to look like. It required explanation.
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