The best part of the night was hanging out with friends, munching on food and sipping (more than a few) drinks.
But also when Richard Fishman, my teacher & mentor and friend looked around the room, and said: “You’re ready for a show. I mean this is a show, but you’re ready for a show.”
Wow! A real show not a student show. It’s been a long time coming… and the best part about it was I really respect Richard’s opinion. He really knows his stuff and doesn’t say things he doesn’t mean.
There’s some people who when they tell you things is means a lot more, because they don’t give compliments lightly and only do when you’ve really earned it.
My good friend Kathy Honey created a painting titled “First Dip” a while back.
It’s about a child’s first exploration into meditation. The painting is autobiographical: Kathy studied Transcendental Meditation with Maharishi from a young age. (The same man the Beatles studied with in India.)
The David Lynch Foundation promotes teaching meditation to kids in school to cope with stress and improve their lives. They provide scholarships for kids to learn transcendental meditation and to go to schools, colleges and universities that provide a consciousness-based education.
Kathy got in contact with the foundation because they would provide a great home for “First Dip.”
The foundation was happy to acquire the work.
They showed David the picture of Kathy’s painting, and here’s what he said:
PLEASE TELL KATHY HONEY THAT I LOVE HER NAME – AND PAINTING !!! ….. WE WOULD BE HONORED TO HAVE IT IN OUR COLLECTION OF ART INSPIRED BY MEDITATION …… THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT DLF.TV IS ALL ABOUT ….. SUPER COOL!!! ….. JAI GURU DEV ….. DAVID
Thank you very much for sending us your beautiful painting!
I love David Lynch’s movies, so this makes me really happy for Kathy. (And a bit envious.)
Reminds me to see “Inland Empire” soon.