Beauty in both light and dark – one is necessary to see the other.
How was your weekend all? This one was filled with seeing a few friends in shows around town, figuring out how to perfect orange zest scones, and celebrating Father’s Day with the papa.
I’ve always had a special fondness for Father’s (and Mother’s) day. Some kind of nostalgia creeps up each year and brings me back to the mornings my brother and I would rise early to try to create some sort of edible breakfast without parental supervision. (Lots of toast, people). From macaroni cards to Hallmark, each year was marked by us looking for new ways to remind them that that they’ve done a heck of a job.
For me, nothing says it better than a song. Have you guys heard this tribute to padres before?
Its a rare gem from Closer Than Ever, a show that ran for roughly a minute and a half Off-Broadway in the late eighties. But oh, the male harmony.
A few years ago, illustrator Eric Smith was diagnosed with three different types of cancer. Instead of labeling his experience as a negative one and resisting the situation, he embraced it in effort to seek out harmony in his life.
“Having my physical life threatened, provoked within me a strong separation between my spiritual and physical being. Although my physical body was being attacked … my spiritual essence was untouchable.”
Before, he was cruising along through life. His diagnosis challenged him to make a conscious effort to recognize the gift that the situation had given him – the ability to live in and through each and every moment of his life. It led him to launch the Live Now Project – a community of artists that collaborate and share their message through art, storytelling, words of wisdom and more. And oh, what a wonderful message it is.