Sunday, October 5, 2008
Yesterday Bill received an excited call from his cousin, Carolyn, in Ohio. Carolyn had taken one of Bill's stabiles to an art gallery in Nelsonville, Ohio to see if they would be interested in selling them. It was an example of his craft that he had given to Carolyn as a gift. The owner of the gallery, Gayla, kept Carolyn's stabile and wanted more. She thinks that they are a hot item for Christmas sales. Bill is ecstatic and has been working every minute to finish several to ship to Ohio tomorrow. Gayla's enthusiasm confirms that Bill creates art worth selling. I always knew of his talents but it is special for him to have an artist appreciate what he sees when he attaches wire, jewels and fishing lures into objects that twist and shine. He is now ready to step out of his little circle of light and into the darkness knowing that there will be a steady glow to guide him. President Monson reiterated today in Conference that we need to go out and live our lives to the fullest by stepping out of the light into the dark. So we shall step.