Wishes Made True

This is an update to this week's Wish List.

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Holualoa Ukulele Gallery (roadside) and Dovetail Gallery in the background.

Holualoa Ukulele Gallery (roadside) and Dovetail Gallery in the background.

Buddy Guy is the floor manager at the Dovetail Gallery.

Buddy Guy is the floor manager at the Dovetail Gallery.

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Bowls by Claire Seastone.

Well, look at that. It all fell into place and the items on my wish list have either been received, or are on their way. I replaced the withered flowers in my counter vase with bright yellow whatchamacallits (do you know what they are?).  I took my car in for a physical (less than cold a/c, leaking power steering fluid, and a derelict tail lamp) and parts will arrive early next week. I've been driving around with those issues for months. Months! I also ordered an ergonomic chair for the desk in my bedroom and it should be here next week.  You'll note that there are no photos of those non-working or non-existent items. 

So then, there's my Artist Date. Perhaps the most important activity for my creative soul, yet easily dismissed by me as being an indulgence. Because it was a stated wish, I made it a point to take the less than eight minute trip up to Holualoa and Dovetail Gallery. The gallery is run by Renee Fukumoto-Ben and Buddy Guy, the floor manager. Renee's husband, Gerald Ben, creates custom furniture (on my ultimate wish list)  in his adjoining wood shop. My plan was to go there just for a bit of art inspiration. Renee is so engaging though, and I left with a set of bowls and a desire to make monthly visits.

As I've stated, this is all an experiment. How important is it, to seek out the things that matter to us, no matter how small?  If we are kindest to ourselves,  will it then make us more available and empathetic to others? Will I ever run out of wishes? We'll see if I can come up with a new set on Monday.

 

 

Photos: My iPhone 5s

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