Sunday, October 14, 2007

"You Are Loved. You Are Valued."

Because I've been so busy with tomorrow's First Annual Larry Sloan Awards, I have had a stack of mail sitting on my desk since the beginning of the month.

I just opened up a card from an anonymous sender that says...

"In honor of Artist's Month, something to honor you.
Now, it's your turn to honor an artist in your life."


Inside was a handkerchief-like piece of material. Look what it says...


Thank you to whoever sent this to me. Thank you so very much.

In the middle of all the fundraising, event planning and number-crunching financial reports, you reminded me that I am an artist.

And more importantly, that I am loved.

15 comments:

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

They're right you know.

Lance Noe said...

is that written in blood?

Stephen Rader said...

Whim - Thank you and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Lance - I don't THINK it's written in blood, but... wait a minute... did you send this to me IN BLOOD?!?!?

Dovajorth said...

Indeed, they are right.

So looking forward to this evening.

Thanks for asking me to be a part of it. It is an honor.

Michael said...

Yes Stephen, you are loved.
I hope the evening is a success.

Aaron said...

How could they NOT love you? Why, this could have come from anyone! (Don't look at me, I never got the hang of that "writing on fabric" thing--I ruined dozens of Christmas T-shirts before putting the glitter pen away for good).

Stephen Rader said...

Doug - It is YOU who are honoring US with your song, your tremendous fundraising and you hard work at transporting the electric piano into the space. Thank you!!!

Michael - Thank you!! I hope it's a success, too!! We shall see.

Aaron - Trust me - - there are several people who don't love me. Do you want the full list of my ex-boyfriends or just the top tem? :)

Aaron said...

Yes--and their addresses.

A-eggin' we shall go!!

Cleopatra said...

Yes, well Loved and deservedly so , working your way to WORSHIPPED !!!

Lance Noe said...

That is actualy the blood from my first menstration. just like angelina i keep it in a veil for special moments like this!

Shirley Heezgay said...

Those random acts are pretty cool.

Unless its blood.

Then its scary.

Regardless, you are clearly loved!

Palm Springs Savant said...

I think you're swell Stephen. And I mean that in the Biblical sense too ;-)

Stephen Rader said...

Aaron - Ooooo... eggin'!! I LIKE that idea. A lot!!!

Cleopatra - Thank you!!! Who are you? Someone I know here in town? Cause when Cleopatra says I'm working my way towards being WORSHIPPED, I listen - - and want to thank her in person!!

Lance - I thought it smelled like you. I love that man musk!!!

Shirley Heezgay - Baby, when someone writes kind words like that to me, they can write it in pig's blood and use the excess to drop on my head at the prom - - cause those words really made me feel amazing!

Rick - MMmmmm... right back at ya, sexy man!!

Valyna said...

What a wonderful gift :)

Stephen Rader said...

Valyna - Isn't it, though?!? One of the best gifts I've ever received!