Since we started importing some 30 years ago, my suppliers have become like family to us. And by extension their families feel the same way. This is an extremely difficult time for Murano whose lifes and livelihoods have been threatened many times in history. The older generation can still remember World War II and the aftermath of a devastated economy. And World War II was upon them even before they recovered from WWI.
One of my friends in Murano sent me this very lovely message. A man of very few words, I was so touched by his concern for Murano, all the small businesses, restaurants, bars, artisans and yet, still able to see the beauty in the lagoon. And his concern for us.
It is a time in the world when we should stand together.