Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Hammer and Nails

A note about Sunday night:
Brainstorming a first draft of our group performance for the YMCA kids. discussion of Imagine by John Lennon and a Nelson Mandela quote suddenly become a small bunk room lined with 24 people, two stories of together, suddenly creating, trumpets and trombones appear out of thin air on top bunks, a violin in a corner, clapping, words spinning out of mouths, artists in pajamas burning the small room suddenly into bright light surging. I am in awe of the individual skills, craft flowing out of fingers and lungs to move us forward suddenly. 
Today, Tuesday:
We raised the all the walls of one of our Habitat for Humanity houses! At the "wall raising" ceremony, we heard a woman speaking of owning her own home for the first time. 
The YMCA teaching was hopeful and extremely challenging. Tomorrow is a new day. 

I had a lot I wanted to write, but now my brain isn't working.


1 comment:

  1. When you performed "imagine" at Camp Hope, you filled all of our hearts with an incredible sense of happiness and togetherness. I'm thrilled that you were able to share your talents with us, and am reminded that we all have gifts, and that their purpose is to be shared. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.