She Found It on a Business Card
She found it on a business card that was left behind in a wallet she picked out from a crate at the Salvation Army. She noticed its toffee complexion amongst the mass clutter of un-belongings. The color struck her eye like a cellophane-wrapped caramel piece in the grocery store candy bins that you could spot a mile away. As she gingerly touched the embroidered design, she felt the smooth, buttery leather almost melt in her hands. Comfort cascaded her with pieces of a familiar—but not particular—memory. It was a memory from those days when there was something so heavily present in the air that made anything always feel like home.
In the flesh of the wallet there was a left-behind business card:Sage Basley Leather Goods Manager LOUIS VUITTON Galleria Dallas.
On the back, in a bubble-gum-handwritten font was a message: Popincourt Haute Style 22b—enjoy!
She thought about the person who previously owned Popincourt Haute. She didn’t necessarily want to be that person, but she had a sudden interest in her. It wasn’t about the wallet, either, but something had changed. It was a little more like finding that sweet, pure caramel surprise in a bag full of tricks and neon candies on a day she used to celebrate when the wind played with her un-frayed hair, and the leaves danced at her pristine, delicate feet.