I had a set of Chinese men ornaments that a friend had sent me for Christmas eight years ago or so. I think I gifted one away, at least one met its death at the hand of a curious child and the third I don't know where he is, but suffice to say, I have one left that hangs on the tree. They were all dressed differently, but all had human hair accents and I just liked them, for some reason. They were so not like any other ornament on my tree.
Last Friday I got a box from Linda containing all kinds of goodies. Not that I do not appreciate her hand made items, but the one piece that stood out to me was the yellow clad Chinese man-- the exact, but smaller, twin to my surviving ornament! She said she found a set of them at an estate sale. What are the odds?! My heart almost burst from the divine serendipity-ness of it all.
Unlike other similar ornaments, these two won't be separated on the tree. I think they deserve a long visit together. A family reunion of sorts. Happy Holidays!