…a very kind gentleman came out here yesterday. He is 85 years old. His body is old but he was very engaged and curious. I was showing his wife and him around the property. Somewhere in there..he did not quite grock all of what is happening here. He asked if I was an artist…he asked if I did it as a hobby..yes and no to those two questions. As we got further into the rhythm of the tour…he fell into the groove and was blown away like a child. The history of his years seemed to reverse and his enthusiam was something to behold and learn from…The innocence of a small boy….Beginners Mind…he had no agenda…he did not need to know anything…he just absorbed it all. Kindly he bought his wife an 80th birthday present from my studio and they gave me a bottle of wine and told us we could stay with them if we ever made it to Prescott, Arizona. What a gift it was to meet this couple…teachers come in different packages….and there is so much to learn and reclaim….