yesterday i received a lovely email from someone i have never met
living somewhere on the other side of the big world
kindly asking about my work and also about my absence from here
i did have a big smile in my heart upon reading this
anyone that knows me could attest to my love of a tune
and the words to the Byrds hit Turn Turn Turn come to mind now
[ which, for those who may not know, comes from a passage in the Bible
Ecclesiastes 3:1-18 ...
the idea for this conversion from Bible to hit tune
actually came from Doris Days's son Terry Melcher who was a music producer.
now that is a trivial pursuit detail if ever there was one ! ]
lately it has been time for me to be in my cave
my bit of home and garden
my home and garden are and always will be
another place to create
one giant art installation really ..
and i have become quite the
mostly because it is spontaneous and requires less words
and i can share images of my world so instantly
what you will see is lots of roses and flowers and gardens
and collections and nature and roadtrips
sometimes some painting and stitching and metal work
lately has been a time for being silent and thinking
taking stock of life and what it has brought and where it may go from here
and now it is spring
i am so glad the sun is again lighting my day when i rise just after 5 am
the garden is bursting with new growth
i have created some order inside of the cupboards here
i have cleared the decks for making
pretty soon i will be camping by the ocean
and my hair is finally getting some length now 18 months since i shaved my head !!
and also might i again thank Claire Wellesley-Smith for including me in her book
my copy has not arrived here as yet so i look forward to peeking between the covers
please find here
a lovely film of Claire
on home territory
personally i loved to hear her voice
and here is the Byrds tune
one more time ...