After the recent events of the Boston marathon in some way there is a feeling of guilt I have continuing to share ideas and projects involving woodcraft.
But I also think of things this way, I am a musician and woodworker. Whenever there is some tragic thing as national as all of this is for everyone to endure as a country, I can only do what I do best to help anyone feel a little normal again. Even if it is just for ten minutes.
I don’t understand this time we live in, it is pretty scary. I love this country and I care for everyone from all countries that I have made great pen pals with (Or should I say social media friends…lol). My whole love of spoon carving is my great respect for the craftspeople all across Scandinavia as well as all over the globe.
We need to remember to stand together, and I also believe in our rights to protect ourselves. I love making friends with any and everybody, whatever your style or culture. But step on my lawn showing me any harm to my family and I can only recite the great words of John Wayne in the movie The Shootist….“I won’t be wronged, I won’t be insulted, and I won’t be laid a hand on. I don’t do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.” Dam right.
Please be very careful viewing stories about this on the internet, especially if you have children with smart phones. There is a lot of horrible pictures up and still viral that you really do not need to see.
It’s a sad deal, and my prayers and best wishes to all of the victims in this horrible act.
So, when things as I have written in the past get to much to understand. I walk the woods, I go to the grain, and attempt to craft something in the spirit of better days for all of us everywhere.
I hope this might be something you enjoy watching.
May there be better days for us all,
-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB