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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

When life just opens up, and we find ourselves spending time with people whose work we admire

I had a very lovely 15 minutes today. It was a lovely little window of timelessness in the quality of this day because I plunged in, giving myself permission to make contact with someone whose work I have been savoring and appreciating about a subject in art that we both share in our very individual ways.
I am not going to go into details about who this person is, as I do not have their permission to be detailed about them. I am not going to go into detail about the work we have in common because I don't want to brag.
I do very simply want to create witness to the quality of this small accomplishment that means so much to me today.
It all came about as I had written a letter to them over last week-end asking essentially if they would mentor a precious corner of my own academic work right now, knowing how in-demand their life and time is. Yet before sending that letter today, it just seemed appropriate to give a call to their place of business first, to ask if there might be a protocol for making this kind of inquiring contact out of the blue.
Rather than any stuffiness on their end, and I went through two administrative check points, what I received was a seamlessly saturated 15 minutes of on-the-spot mentoring and so much more, with someone who seemed was also having a good day. Someone who could receive my call at a moment on their end when everything just fell into place between us to share this passionate commonality_ and for a few unfettered moments, enjoy it in an extended conversation that touched on so many other details in very friendly repartee. It was 15 minutes that really has made my whole day, for at least the next 6 months!