Jan 27, 2007
I got home the other night and opened up my e-mail and there it was. Someone I had been trying to find for 30 years had found me. Linda and I went to the same art school, Buffalo State College. She was by far and away, the most talented artist in the entire school. We gravitated towards each other and formed a mutual admiration society. It's hard being an artist. Deep down or maybe not so deep down, there is always doubt. We found a support system in each other. I always felt Linda didn't really need any support because her skill and work was so superior to what anyone else was doing in school. Plus she was way more mature than I was. We lost touch after college. Over the years I tried to find her but with no success. I figured she was married and had a different last name and that's why I couldn't find her. About a year ago is when I finally put up my website and blog. She said she had looked many times over the years also. She had just gotten a new computer, so for the hell of it she googled my name and there I was. When we finally spoke on the phone, she told me she hadn't picked up a pen since college. I was stunned. Life got in the way as it can and she let that artistic part of herself go. I told her it was never too late, although I think she already knew that. She explored my blog and I turned her on to my friend Danny Gregory's site. She soon discovered she was not alone. There are a million Linda's out there (just none that are as talented as her). Soon we will all have a new artist to help inspires us. As soon as Linda is ready I will post a few of her new works. I am so glad to have her back in my life. Welcome home.