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gratitude for community

February 19, 2009

communityYesterday we met an artist friend and her daughter at the Redwood Café in Cotati. I had asked her how she maintains her artistic self even with kids. It was a complicated answer that involved sleep-deprivation and zombie driving but I am inspired by her determination to do it. We ate kid friendly food, the kids played with the café toys and then we went to the park, and were actually able to have a real conversation most of the time. Her daughter is 2 1/2 so she was running ahead and Lukas was amazed by the running, as he is still being carried.

Then it was a nap and a visit to Margie, another artist friend, whom we haven’t seen in a while. She was coming out of her house right as we were going in—serendipitous! We had a great little visit and then we were off to eat lunch and do some playing. We bought a table at goodwill for 9.99 to replace the one Scott is taking to his photo archive this weekend. I think when it is painted green it will look really great—at least as an interim table until I find the perfect farmhouse wood table for a reasonable price! 

In the evening we visited Drew and Jack, some of our favorite people who live right around the corner. When we go on our evening walks, they are often a destination. Their house is packed full of art (and often people) and last night they were busy working on a show for their gallery, Boomerang, opening this Saturday. Lukas played and I ate cheesecake and then we come home for a bath and bedtime. All in all, a simple day, and filled with wonderful friends in an artistic community that I am glad Lukas is growing up to be a part of.

One Comment leave one →
  1. jordanrosenfeld permalink
    February 27, 2009 4:45 am

    Ah, you’re making me miss Petaluma so much!!

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