Saturday, January 14, 2012
My day has begun with an unexpected surprise: a package arriving in the mail. Inside are 4 books and CD's by 7 different artists. The package traveled here from New York City. It was sent by a friend, a penpal. A girl I have never met and only spoken with through the written word. We met by chance encounter. We visited the same website. We share a name for she, too is called Melissa. And now, a surprise, a package, a gift of music and words. I don't remember the first story I heard or the first song, but I am grateful. Both words and music have taught me that everyone has a story and there are many ways to see the same story. Words, music, painting, photography - all art is a means of sharing stories. Lissa is a part of my story. Her gift - the stories contained therein - are now part of our story.
Thank you Lissa for your kindness and generosity. Thank you sharing your story with me and becoming a part of mine.