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Friday, May 10, 2013

There are messengers


There are Messengers
Who come forth from old trees
Bless us like sunlight

                                                     .........Wesley Broome


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.....

12 comments:

Michèle Hastings said...

Wesley's Haiku is perfect.
Good luck tonight to all who are involved in the show.

oldgreymare said...

Don't you just love the arts? I am sad for folks who have no art in their lives. It's a tree without branches or leaves . I could not imagine a life without.....well, it would not be life to me at all :D

Have a great weekend, you naughty retail gal hehe
and go buy a Bella.

cookingwithgas said...

beautiful words...

Tracey Broome said...

Thanks you guys! This is going to be a nice one.
How indeed can we live without art? Someone better figure it out because the artists cant live on the support they are getting right now!

Dennis Allen said...

Very nice work Wesley.

Tracey Broome said...

Hey Dennis, I thought so too, I can always count on Wes when I need some words, she loves them :)

Vicki said...

Touching words from a wonderful, wise old soul.
It's so good to be a mum to a wise child isn't it? I'm grateful for my boy.

Break a leg tonight :)

Tracey Broome said...

Hey Vicki, yes she certainly is an old soul, has been for quite a while. Funny everyone has always said that about her. It is fun to be her mum!

Nancy said...

Came over from Cindy's today...I should do this more often :) Love Wesley's words. Beautiful prayer flag photo.

Tracey Broome said...

Hey Nancy, thanks so much, come and visit anytime xo

Lori Buff said...

That's a beautiful Haiku, he's going to be so touched by the piece. Well done.

Tracey Broome said...

Hi Lori, yeah, I know he is going to love it! He is such a great principal.