“Every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings.”
-It’s a Wonderful Life
My mama often repeats this quote. During the Arizona summers, our porch bells rattle, swaying with the strong monsoon winds. The chimes foreshadow what’s to come, yet I find their sound and echo comforting, peaceful, a reminder of home.
The handmade Soleri windbell, a true trademark of Arizona, seemed like the perfect host gift for Peppi.
Peppi loved the bell. While she unwrapped my gift, I carefully described its significance in broken Spanish. She smiled and nodded continuously in approval. Me encanta. Me encanta. The next day at dinner, I was pleasantly surprised to find the newest addition to Peppi’s den.
Life is beautiful.