I'm still getting used to this area, and for whatever reason I still talk about Berwyn as if I have doubts.
The truth is, I've been having one amazing experience after another. I've met a few neighbors who enthusiastically talked about food and art with me, and one in particular....shared her life story. I think if I walked away she still would have kept talking, but the point is everyone seems so open and nice. Not at all what I expected moving to the Main Line (the stuffy, I drive expensive cars so I'll cut you off and spend $45.00 on a sandwich type o folks).
Before I moved here, I guess I thought I'd have to be around that certain type of person all the time. Funny thing is, I'm finding these great little nooks all throughout town that are starting to light sparks of love for Berwyn.
Our neighborhood feels like a beach community, which is so fun. Everybody is outside their fences either chatting or walking their dogs (I've met quite a bunch of those, Marshmallow sticks out the most). It's very relaxing and I can feel myself slowly settling in. I still have rising bursts of anxiety, but it's fading away.
We needed house plants.
So I finally stopped by Flowers by Priscilla off Lancaster Ave and see what this funky little shop was all about.
Let me tell you, do not be fooled by the prim and proper website. Priscilla is a fast-talking, quick-moving, straight to the point woman who made an impression on me almost immediately.
I hadn't even look at a single plant, but I knew I'd leave buying something from this magical place.
If a mad chemist had a wife who adored flora and fauna, glass bottles and do-dads so much she opened a little shop. That would be Priscilla.
We talked and she asked my name.
"Tina? Oh! Do you know the song Tina the Ballerina?" and quickly disappeared into the back, behind some flowers to find the song on youtube.
It was a whirlwind for the 15 minutes I was there, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Exactly what I needed this afternoon.
I bought this little guy for our bathroom, as well as these dried seedy things that I have no idea what they are. Any idea?
She never did find that song....