Friday, July 31, 2009

Somewhere in the South Pacific

A hundred and one pounds of fun

that's my little honeybun

get a load of honeybun tonight.

I'm talking about my sweetie pie

only 60 inches high

and every inch is packed with dynamite!

Congratulations to the cast of South Pacific, performing this weekend at the Square One Theater in Stratford. And a big hug to my sailor who as always, dazzles us with his talent. If you're in town, come join us!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

High Summer

High summer. 
The Rose Moon is past and the Thunder Moon is yet to come. 
We are in the days of the Heat Moon.
When tomatoes swell and their cheeks blush red.
The daylilies sway in the breeze.
Children marinate themselves in chlorine by day
then play hide and seek as the fireflies appear.
Days of iced tea languor
and ice cream evenings. 
And maybe a dance beneath the stars
as Etta James melts the stereo
and the tendrils within
and relax.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Roses for Shannon

Our friend, Michelle Ward, is on her way to Minnesota to gather with family on the first anniversary of the loss of her beautiful sister, Shannon.

But before she left, the magnificent book we created arrived in her hands.

Any words I could use to describe her reaction would pale in comparison to the reveal Michelle left on her blog. Go HERE to see it.

But I do want to thank all of you for your generosity, your talent, your love and your endless patience as we waited to exactly the right moment to send Michelle the Book of Love.

Not a single person let the secret slip. 

Special thanks to my fellow secret agents, Julie Prichard and Lisa Hoffman, who made our months of planning and plotting such a joy.

That gorgeous beast of a book is Julie's artistic genius. She sewed miles of thread and created the Michelle-perfect cover. Visit The Land of Lost Luggage to see more.
Our inside woman and voice of reason was Lisa. She kept us laughing and contributed the perspective we needed so badly. You can visit her HERE.

And corresponding with all of you, receiving your artistic treasures and your heartwarming comments, meant the world to all three of us.

Thank you.