Something I have been doing lately, is setting goals for myself. I am vocalizing my dreams in order to turn them into reality. I am sharing them here, on Facebook and with friends. I am holding myself accountable to make my goals happen.
Today, another dream, has turned into a goal. While I am only heading toward the ripe-old-age of 46, I am planning something extremely special for my 50th birthday. You see, I have this incredibly talented, yet humble, friend; someone I’ve yet to personally meet.
I’ve written about Dan before: “He is my rainbow…”. I hadn’t thought about it, but I would actually have to consider him my writing muse. It’s often said to tell people you care about them now, because tomorrow isn’t promised to anyone. Seeing how my family was ripped away from me, how Dan was there, I couldn’t imagine not knowing him. Other people have come and gone from my life. Each has taught me something; whether it was good or bad. Where Dan is concerned, it’s as if his paintbrush has touched my soul and brightened it like the water colors do for his paintings.
The link we originally shared was my sister, Kathi. Our friendship has blossomed like one of his paintings. It started out small, details were added, life was breathed into it and now, here we are, years later, special friends with such an emotional tie. I know my life wouldn’t be complete without his positive influence.
Now that I have a few years, I can work on figuring out how to surprise Dan. There are some logistics to plan, after all I’m in CA and he’s in TX and I will need some inside help. I don’t foresee that as an issue though. It will be my first trip to TX (outside of the airport, that is). I want to visit the Craighead Green Gallery, where is exhibits are shown.
In fact, if you are in the Dallas area, Dan will be opening a new exhibit, “Removing the Veil”, on April 1, 2017, and you’ll be able to see his amazing work first hand. If you happen to meet him, please tell him, “Kathi’s sister sent me”.
Here is a video previewing the upcoming show. One day, I will attend one of Dan’s opening. I have always wanted to attend an art opening, but refuse to do so, until I can see his work on opening night.
I wish my friend much success and know I will be offering a long overdue hug for all his success, support and friendship, when we finally meet.