Monday, October 6, 2008

to harvest memories


'Tis the season for crisp smoky fires, the crunch of leaves, the tears and negotiations of a preschooler, friday night football, swanky art openings, the sweetest cider, goblins and ghosts, outdoor festivals...an autumn harvest. Big or small, if we pause with grace, any harvest can be bountiful indeed. A recent outdoor Symphony brought this to mind as toddlers spun wildly and awkwardly, giggling and tumbling down our vast 'art hill'. Dressed in picnic attire with homemade hats and capes and wands and baubles, children peppered the lawn hopping and glowing under the lights and sounds of masterpieces. If you never have, you must put it on your list to stop and watch a child 'dance'. Hilarious pure exhilaration that recalls the gyrating moves of Elaine Benes without one single care in the world.

And a big thanks to friends and family who helped to harvest fond memories of my new endeavor. A lively evening in the spirit of the season we gathered for my launch and I couldn't be more grateful. Periwinklebloom was well-received. And the premise of 'less being more' with the concern for how things are made, simple and kind, seemed to resonate. Thank you for an autumn evening overflowing with encouragement and warmth. I too felt like a kid, spinning while time stood still.

6 comments:

Julia said...

What a beautiful image, Tyler! This was so delightful, I wish I could have been there to celebrate with you and your many admirers :)

pve design said...

encore.

raining sheep said...

Children dancing is definitely the most precious thing. I was at the folk festival here in Calgary this summer and it was so cute watching little ones twirling to the music, sometimes turning so hard that they fell down in a big dizzy heap.

lotta said...

Congrats to your launch. I am sure it was a great time. Fall is my favorite season - you capture it so well. And I love the "love actually" movie. How many times have I not waited for my Swedish relatives at the arrival gate at Dulles airport in Washington DC, and experienced the same thing. Makes me tear up. Thank you for finding it for us!

Secret Leaves said...

How beautifully put!

Secret Leaves said...

PS. I just clicked on the link to Elaine's dance and laughed my ass off!