Doors To Mirrors (Excerpt 5) Lavender
“Nadja my sweetheart, even though I am gone, you know how to be strong. Be bright, be beautiful, and never let anyone take the brilliant light of your soul from you.” Nadja reads aloud as she picks the note up to hold in her hand.
“I love you, Auntie.” She says with a grin as she softly folds the paper and slides it into her purse for safekeeping. “It’s as if you knew I would be here.”
Nadja takes a bar of the homemade soap, which is wrapped neatly in a parchment colored paper and tied with a delicate pastel tinted and transparent purple ribbon. She holds the bar to her nose then closes her eyes. Her aunt passed away in her sleep, here in the cottage, only two months ago. She had lived here for years and made her money from the patent she secured for her soaps, scrubs and lotions, which sell in elite shops and stores all around the world.
Nadja is the only other person who knows all the secret ingredients used in these specialty items. During her summers here, she and her aunt would stay up all night and day blending and testing scents and creams until they found the perfect mix. A small factory at the base of the mountain employs twenty workers who push out the products in mass production.
“Umm lavender, my very favorite.” Nadja says quietly as she continues to stand very still keeping her eyes closed tight and the bar of soap at her nose.
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