Saturday, June 28, 2008
Labor of Love
I often hear artists, photographers, musicians, painters, social workers, environmentalists, documentary makers, caregivers and many other people say that what they do is a "Labor of Love". In my field it is every day, and everyday I remind myself if perchance I forgot for a simple second that I love what I'm doing.
Tonight is Saturday night, and I'm sticking labels on promo cards. I stare at the names printed ever so neatly and wonder, what that person will think when they get it. I study their names, and try pronounce them all how I think they would be pronounced. In that, I started to wonder what is it in a name? What's in a name? Ned Martel, Corey Seymour, Tracey Vera, Randy Saitta, Courtney Sava and so many others. I place them neatly in the box they came from all ready to go. I'm excited to see what comes of this. I only hope that someone will see it and take notice. I'm sure some will get tossed, hopefully into the recycling bin. Some will get used as book marks, some will prop up pesky keyboards, some will in inevitably become coffee coasters and yes some will be the resting place for old gum. But perhaps a few will make it. Perhaps a few will get noticed by people who will pin it up and look at it for a few days. Then a wee bit down the road... I'll get a call.. and that will be magical...... On a positive note... perhaps even sooner someone will see it and immediately call. One can dream right???
Love ~ Light ~ Life