Friday, May 27, 2011

The Jewel in the Journey

Is it a flower or a weed?
A wandering soul is either profoundly blessed or profoundly cursed.  Most often, people tell me that it must be nice to live a life of constant travel.  It is....It isn't.  Sometimes I just want to be home.  And yet, I miss the road when I sit still too long.  The jewel that I seek is not in a specific place, it is in the journey itself.  It is every story that I encounter.

Below is my summer schedule.  In between the shows I will drive home to Shaker Heights, OH and I will be able to take my family with me on some of these adventures.

June 4,5 - Raleigh, NC
Intergalactic Bead Show

June 11,12 - Brookline, MA
Trunk Show the Pear Tree

June 18,19  - Cleveland, OH
Intergalactic Bead Show

 July 2,3 - Takoma Park, MD
Happy 4th of July!

July 9,10  - Chicago, IL
Intergalactic Bead Show

July 22, 23, 24  - Virginia Beach, VA
Treasures of the Earth Gem & Jewelry Show

August 6,7  - Cincinnati, OH
Intergalactic Bead Show

August 13,14  - Ashville, NC
Intergalactic Bead Show

August 20, 21  - Atlanta, GA
Intergalactic Bead Show
August 26, 27, 28  - Columbus Ohio
GemStreet USA

*Our latest shipment has arrived.  Look for the new items at and


  1. i so know what you mean, jennifer - i've spent so much time on so many roads in my life - and it's never ever been about the destination - but always always about the journey and the stories along the way! oh, and whether the beautiful image is a weed or a flower matters not, does it? it's beautiful no matter its name! ;) happy trails, dear lady! peace and love - jenean

  2. do you ever make it down to Texas?

  3. Sounds like a busy summer with a lot of possibilities. Wishing you lots of sales and some good times.

  4. Thank you for the well wishes. I'm wishing you all happy trails as well. I will try to keep you up to date as I travel around.

    Hi Ellen, Texas isn't on my usual rounds, but once in a while we get to Dallas to visit an old family friend.

  5. I often forget it's about the journey and have my eyes set on the end of the road. Just another reason to focus on mindfulness.

    I will wish you lots of safe travels and many sales. Perhaps I'll see you at one of these shows someday!

  6. Safe journey, Jennifer,
    and happy times with your loved ones and at home, whenever it happens.

  7. safe journeys!!! it's a flower. i love them! steven

  8. Wow, you're one busy lady! It's good to see another post, though. I was getting worried that you'd gotten lost in Nepal!