We’ve had quite a weekend with all the rain in Georgia. It meant cooler temperatures, so I’m not complaining. Working outside like I do, you take what you can get.
This will be short because Trenton is coming over early today. I’ll do a longer post tomorrow on a different topic with some pictures to spice things up a bit. I just wanted to post an update today on a couple of items.
First, thanks to all for the nice comments. The project mentioned in my last post spurred some interest in the community and it was nice to hear from so many of you. In all fairness, now that the gift has been sent and received, I thought I should let you know the rest of the story.
The gift was a piece of driftwood that I found on the docks one day. It had been pulled out of the river with a stack of other pieces of lumber. This piece was different from the rest, though. It was older, much older I’d guess. It had large wormholes in it, some an inch or more in diameter. It had symmetry. It had beauty. It needed a home more fitting than the Dumpster fate the rest of the wood faced. AND, it talked to me.
Okay, I know some of you will think I am a bit loony, but as soon as I put my hand on it, I heard a little voice in my head. It said, "Please send me to Judi." I’m serious. I heard the voice!
Most of you know our resident artist, Judi Heartsong. She was a strong influence on me to start this journal and I have mentioned her before. Judi has given so much of herself to this community that I thought it would be nice to give something back.
The problem was, this was a fragile piece of wood that was once a 1’X6"X8’ piece of lumber. Yes it was a board I wanted to send to Judi. Oh, and it was very light for it’s size and fragile. Hmmm. Did I mention fragile? Hence, the crate building project.
The fun in all of this is that it was a surprise gift and Judi read about the project and left a comment. http://journals.aol.com/judithheartsong/newbeginning/entries/1519 Then she received it and wrote about that in her journal, so you could see the whole story from both perspectives.
On the down side, I was so focused on the deed itself that I did not get any pictures of the wood, the crate, or Trenton and I building the crate. That won’t happen again, I promise. Now, if you all ask nicely, perhaps Judi will publish a picture of the wood at her place so you can see what all the fuss was about. Remember, though, whether you like the wood piece or not, it was the thought that counts.
Thank you, Judi Heartsong. Thank you for all you have done for this community and thank you for all you have done for me.
The second update for those who read this space regularly is the answer as to who is coming to my town for a visit. Our own E is coming with B to visit E’s family here in town. E is Emfeasel and I am sorry to say she just closed her journal so if you haven’t gotten to know this kind, witty, off the wall journalist, you may have to wait a while. If she goes public again it will be worth the wait. Oh, yes, I do know what the E stands for, but this is how most of us refer to her here in J-Land.