R.I.P. 2011

two incredibly influential artists in my life.

ruth carpenter taught many, many young women, me among them, how to celebrate intelligence, how to glory in ideas and other people's creativity as well as our own. she was one of the most glamorous, quick witted, funny, knowledgeable women i have ever met; still in my top ten of amazing women i have been lucky enough to encounter in my life.

bill morrissey taught many, many musicians, me among them, how to celebrate inspiration and community. he was a ring leader, impressively funny and honest and shy and bold and present and timeless.

i am glad for knowing them, grateful and humbled by their continuous dedication to all that is miraculous and glorious about being human.