I love model rockets and thus made up a special celebration for the completion of my formal schooling: a big count-down, then blasting off my flashy silver “Metalizer” rocket into the wide blue sky filled with brilliant sunshine!
My grandparents joined us, and I had a CD of grandly festive bagpipe music as accompaniment while I recounted highlights from each year of school. That’s eighteen whole years—including both pre-school and “super-senior” time in high school. Then began our call-and-response: I shouted, “Eighteen,” and the others yelled back, “Eighteen!” “Seventeen!” Echo: “Seventeen!” “Sixteen!” And so on, down the ladder, until it was: “Three…two…one…blast off!” All my best memories flying up to heaven! And prayers for my future too. That was a beautiful launch, very straight and high, just a breath of wind carrying the rocket sideways when its parachute opened up, all shimmery against azure skies…
Now I’m taking something of a “gap year,” doing things I hadn’t time for ‘til now: I’m teaching myself guitar, am having some eurythmy sessions, and am working on creative art projects. Below are photos of my pottery pieces that have finally come from the kiln! I’m also singing a lot—some super-special performances coming up, stay tuned!
“The Lake Isle” (inspired by choral work of same title composed by Ola Gjeilo, based on poem by W.B. Yeats)
“Surrealism” (a griffon)
Joy # 2 (a gnome garden)
Emotion Piece (Joy #1)