Monday, October 19, 2009

In search of Steffani

So my trip to Taos continues to
take on more layers
and chapters and levels
and magic...

Magic that brings together...
art, technology, communication
the past, the present,
artists now and then
and random gifts...

Two new books about Georgia,
are on their way to me...
it was after writing about
the spiral staircase to no where,
that this image
of her orange ladder
to no where...
a supposedly familar piece,
one I didn't know,
shows up in a magazine,
where I am staying...
so simple yet seems to say
"climb, believe,
imagine a way to the sky
see what happens."

Okay, it is final, I love Georgia!!
I am an official fan!

(refer to previous blogs to catch up)

So I also, felt inclined to find Steffani,
(now that I found Georgia)
the woman who wrote the Taos note.
I had dubbed her "note girl"
to friends and fans...
(sorry, Steffani, I am sure
your much more than that)

Being a fan of Facebook,
many (non-users) have asked "why?
I don't get it...who cares?"
But Facebook is magic...
a phenomenon...
it connects,
brings home long lost friends,
ones, who we used to sing
the Sound of Music with, in a cemetary,
or run miles, side by side with,
maybe even sat inside a hollowed out
wash machine in the rain,
(actually, I am still looking for "them")
and sometimes, those friends
we didn't know
we were missing or looking for
and then there are those we
have just begun to be inspired by!

I have learned that there
are portable hula hoops,
that an old boyfriend is famous
and still so sweet,
a collection of class reunion pics,
I missed
and wished I hadn't...
and someone who even
wanted to be like me in High School?
(OMG, have you seen my H.S pictures?)

and most significantly this...
I found a note in a tree
written by an artistic woman
teaching in Houston,
created for herself, to be inspired by
and return to...
a woman, also not a fan of Georgia,
until she read a book
(the one I ordered)
and found herself in Santa Fe/Taos
searching for Geogia O'Keefe
like me...

With Facebook, I sought to find her
and say thank you,
(intially, it was thru her student...thanks Ryan)
That I have...
and she is a kindred spirit,
one I expect and hope to know well.

Randomness, creativity,
and the internet met
one another tonight
and assisted in an exchange
of amazingness... how cool is that... really?

So do you have a story?
There has to be other's?
Who is your artistic hero?
I welcome your sharing...

and do you ever wonder...
would she...Georgia
have been on Facebook,
would DH Lawerence
have had time to blog,
would Vincent have stopped painting
long enough to have a website
and what if he had felt supported
by his fan page?
...well, that is a whole nother blog!

Thanks for reading!
Piper Rain

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