Tuesday, December 28, 2004

There are days, and there are days

It's been pretty hectic these last couple of weeks. My family was in town, and that kept me jumping down to NYC frequently, then coming home working on miscellaneous stuff for b a u. Things are moving fast, and our first show is opening on Jan 8.

Tonight, I am leaving for Germany. My girlfriend is there spending the holiday with her family, then we'll spend a few days in Milan, visiting friends of mine....Then back on the 6th with a little over a day to finish preparations for the opening.

I have not been able to get to the studio much recently, and when I have been there, it's generally in and out, doing quick tasks. I was able to spend a good portion of Christmas day in the studio, tinkering, and playing with plaster, and doing a little drawing. It's the perfect way to spend a holiday. I very much appreciate the silence, and calm that suddenly descends everywhere on such a day, and I realize that this day is indeed different than the others. This is a great prelude for doing work in the studio, I am already clear of other concerns I usually have. I am exceedingly fortunate to have this opportunity to have such a place on such a day to do such enjoyable, and fulfilling work. Given the recent tsunami in asia, as well as the general hardship that many face, and that many of our soldiers are deployed, and have sacrificed heavily, I consider myself blessed and so remind myself daily. Being aware of my fortune, is half of the equation, the other is consciously sharing my fortune with others who are less so, and honoring those who are performing a great task, when they would much rather be home, indulging in the privilege of spending a holiday in any way that would most gratify them.

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