Friday, August 17, 2007
Look what Erica sent me! These are bottlecap earrings with pictures of (as it turns out) the Sarajevo String Quartet playing in a bombed-out building. The story of the quartet seems quite inspirational, from what little information I've been able to find. (Here and here seems to be the extent of what I've found with google searches, although admittedly I haven't spent a whole lot of time on it yet.)
All of this is fantastic and amazing and cool, but here's the kicker: I know one of these people. I went to school with the woman on the far right back in Tucson, and once she even showed me a copy of a book that had been written about them that had this exact picture on the cover. So basically, the music world is crazy small and Erica made me some awesome earrings that inadvertently have a much better story to them than she anticipated.