They arrived,


in mounds of Styrofoam,

and mummified,

in four layers

of paper & tape.

For two hours,

I carefully peeled back the layers

of yesterday’s Italian news,

to find,

the delicate,

pieces of gorgeous,

Venetian glass.

My heart skipped a beat for a second,

when I unwrapped this piece.

until, I remembered ,

it is a wall mounted sconce!

Here are the wrapping remnants,

from one sconce alone!

I was relieved to find,

they all arrived

beautifully intact.

Assembly required!

Hope to have them mounted,

in our Master

by the end of the week.

For now,

to Venice with love,