Thursday, January 15, 2009

Message Received

 "What's this?" I asked Boyfriend "this is freakin' me out." As you may remember I worked for Lou Harrison many years ago. Boyfriend confessed he had put the little note on the table just to freak me out and he had found it in a book he had checked out from the UCSC library called "Social Security; the Phony Crisis". The calligraphy is Lou's for sure, as is the signature, I had a signature stamp that was exactly the same for signing letters.  And this is exactly the sort of thing he would say. Lou passed in '03 and how this bit of him came to be it that book could be any of 10,000 stories and the chances that it would find it's way to me are astronomical........A latent treasure surfaces unexpectedly and now I share it with you. Read it and go make something beautiful and tender, be it art or food or love or a garden or..............Good luck, yeah!

10 comments:

PJ said...

Lucky you to work for someone so creative and alive.

I recently had a sleepless night, I had to address a group of people and they're a handful. I couldn't figure out why I couldn't sleep and then the thought came to me, I'm a peaceful person, all I have to do is be a person of peace and nothing will go wrong. It worked. I have to say though, that while kindness has it's virtues love, if possible, promotes healing.

furrybutts said...

Wow, what are the chances! That note is definitely meant for you, yeah!

PJ said...

When I said "Lucky you", I had just finished reading the Wikipedia article and I thought it must have been an amazing experience to have been around someone like Lou Harrison, what a creative force. There was so much to consider that I was temporarily speechless but completely won over by his sentiment in the flyer. I'm glad he was restored to you after all this time.

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Ha, Ha, working for Lou had it's peaks and valleys. He was surely an amazing human and I am glad to have a bit part in his life.

FrecklesandDeb said...

That is very strange and wonderful! What an odd coincidence...but must mean something, right? Good words to live by, and we will spend the weekend creating peacefully!

Rabbits' Guy said...

That is amazing ... wooo woooo we would say. But it must be hard to be an artist. It's so personal and often misunderstood by the audience.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Geez I just thought. Did BF say what topic or thought in the book the marker was flagging? Is there even MORE here????

Alice said...

my sentiments exactly!

xo~'alice'

Elizabeth said...

YES YES!!!

tlc illustration said...

How serendipitous! Auspicious too, surely. (And what a terrific quote. I think you should offer copies. :-)