Ahh…the Holidays…they are hard for some people. There is the running around, the buying, the running, the buying the running the buyingtherunningbuyingrunnguyrunbuy…
So, it’s during the holidays that I try to take some downtime from all of this craziness and spend time with friends, both old and new.
This usually coincides with a big year-end cleaning of the shop, which gives me the opportunity to visit with some old and new friends of a different kind. I spend this time in the shop thinking about how bringing these friends together might result in the creation of something beautiful. Odd, I know, that my friends just hang out in my shop, available for me anytime, but that’s how they roll.
These friends all have great potential, or at least had great potential in the past, but I believe in them, and I know that someday they will amount to more. These friends are rich, they are colorful, they are full of character. I love them for all of their imperfections.
Some are just crazy, but I let them hang around anyway. I love them, and almost hate to see them go. But go they must. They must forge ahead on to greener pastures.
This is sort of how it goes:
I love this time of the holidays. I’m on a small winter break from teaching, I can take a break from clients, whom I love and rely on, and give myself the gift of quiet time in the shop to visit with my motley crew.
So, to all my friends, old and new, I want to say Happy Holidays. I invite you all to come say hello this Holiday season. We’ll all be in the shop.