I had to stay home to finish Water for Elephants - both to find out what happened and to pass it along to a friend so she could read it. Bill went ahead to the Bus Stop Music Cafe for open mic night and I said I would WALK there to meet him. Did just that, stopping to visit with Kim at Barcelona for a chat. When I got to the Bus Stop, the 'gang' was sitting outside - said it was too nice to go inside BUT I was hungry and did just that. Bill was sitting at a table and there was a sandwich across from him - no person - a sandwich. Eventually the guy came back and we all met. His name is Richard Hawk - he came to play and sing, but we learned so much more about him. He's a writer and a motivational speaker - much on the same kinds of topics as DARE to AFFIRM. As we were talking, all of a sudden, I saw a finger puppet being handed to me. Why?? Richard said that he always carries a pocket full ( and he has zillions of stories connected to what happens when he spontaneously gives them to someone) and I asked to see the others. The one he has pulled out was a gibbon; the one I choose was this monkey! He needs a name and I haven't settled yet - suggestions so far...Art, Erk ...and? All I know is that this little guy and I danced through some songs as Richard sang!! He even dedicated a song to his new friends, Martie and Bill. Mom, you always asked why I talked to everyone. This story is one more example of WHY and how wonderful it is!! Some of the information that Richard shared could be life changing...time will tell!!
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