A simple display looked like a mess to my friend. Instead, I saw pure beauty. The greens and yellows and browns intermingle and swirl in tight patterns on the blown glass ornament that was created by a friend new to the art. There were several strewn about his desk, each a different color scheme, each a slightly different take on ‘round’.”

Simple Perfection

What he saw as not perfect, I saw as perfectly unique. Each globe ready to take the light and fracture it into slivers that would dance across the floors and walls where it landed. Each one colorful in its own way and ready to complement the décor of the room where it would hang.

Several made their way to the mantel, where they are set aglow when multicolored lights are woven into the greenery between them. Their shapes and sizes and colors add depth to the display and there is a certain excitement in knowing they were the firsts. These are decorations that no one else has; they were made by mistake – an artistic oops that is just as valuable as the perfectly round ones that can be purchased in a store. These were a gift from a fledgling glass blower, a friend and colleague whose technique is still fresh. Whose wonderment and perspective is evident in his creations and whose skill continues to result in a more diverse and colorful world.


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Elizabeth Viszt
Elizabeth is a certified Educational Specialist and Success Coach. She has a BA, MS in biology with a concentration in ethology (animal behavior), is an EAGALA Equine Specialist in equine assisted learning and personal development, and has extensive personal leadership skills. She spent much of her career in education at the high school, college and correctional facility levels teaching biology & chemistry and acting in the capacity of a success coach. Elizabeth presents workshops and seminars which address communication issues as they manifest in personal relationships. She uses writing as both a creative and cathartic outlet, especially after losing both of her parents to cancer in 2015. She lives in upstate NY, on a farm that bears the name of her motto: Be Unreasonable! She's invested in empowering others in moving their pieces forward in the world.

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