“We all require and want respect, man or woman, black or white. It’s our basic human right.” ~ Aretha Franklin
Meet Katie Swartz. I met Katie when she graciously gave Annie and I refuge in her tent when the rains began. I tried my best to help her lower the sides of her tent without knocking over her displays with my backpack. Last year Annie had bought one of her delightful stuffed animals for her upcoming niece (niece arrived slightly ahead of schedule but otherwise perfect). The niece loved the little crocheted animal, so we stopped for another. That’s when it began to rain. Having now seen Katie twice, plus weathering the storm together, I feel like I know her. She treated us as if we were old friends. I love open hearted people like Katie. They make the world a better place. You can see more of her work at her Etsy shop, and if you are so inclined, by all means, support her kindness and art.