A search for a thank you gift began shortly after Mia shipped the triumphant elephant journey mobile that marked her first sale. She didn't have anything specific in mind, keeping herself open to ideas. A possibility revealed itself when she saw a plate of luscious cookies displayed behind the front window of L.A. Burdick Chocolates in Chicago.
Before the opening of the small shop that dared to exist, there was the artist, Mia, who had to learn from a design that didn't uplift when raised in the air. She set the mobile down on her work table and carefully laid the family of elephants flat. It wasn't going to be easy to start over.
It was early in the morning on a summer day in August. All was quiet after a sleepless night and many months of dedicated work. The founder—the writer with pliers—leaned back in her chair, her right fingers a fraction above the Apple Trackpad and hesitant from fear.
It didn't seem momentous at the time when Mia stepped away from her desk and writing a novel. A break was needed, and she decided to try again to find a housewarming gift for her sister and her family. She returned to Anthropologie, even though she was recently there and didn't see anything quite right for her sister's home. She reached the large, double wooden doors and entered the two-level store.
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