There are Messengers
Who come forth from old trees
Bless us like sunlight
I have started working on the barn commission for the principal at Wesley's old school. He is a charming man, loves art, plays the piano, loves nature. He wrote a blog post about sitting in a Japanese garden and after I read it I was inspired to stamp a haiku on the barn for him. I asked Wesley to write it for me and this is what she gave me this morning. I got a little teary reading it. I knew she would deliver, she has a love for words like no one I have ever met. When she was at this school, she wrote many many haikus and she was inspired musically so many times by this principal. I remember once she came home and told me about walking in on him, alone at the piano, playing Colors of the Wind, her favorite childhood song. It was such a special moment that she will always have a memory of.
I'm excited about this piece, it will be very special. I like commission work for these barns most of all, and that may be where I leave them. I can't see me making lots of them for sale anymore, but who knows.... right now, it's all about the small inexpensive work for the summer. And just getting back to enjoying the process.
Walt opens tonight, love opening night at the theater! I am still gathering props, jeez! with just 10 hours before we open, pretty typical. This used to make me nuts, now I just go with the flow.....