Gratitude is the sign of noble souls ~ Aesop

Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving ~ Kahlil Gabran

Joy delights in joy ~ William Shakespeare

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Creative Saturday

I rejoice at the flow of creative juices on this thunder-stormy Spring day, especially when they are coming from my super talented offspring! As I write, my KaraMc is winging her way to sunny (hopefully) West Palm Beach to bask in the flickering lights of the movie projector which is painting a screen with the first images of "Meant To Be," her first big-time premier for a movie she wrote that finally made it through the gauntlet to the finish line. Even as she soars at 39000 feet (while probably working on her next big project), my AndyMc is putting the finishing touches on a professional recording session he is directing of a CD containing almost a dozen cello pieces that he wrote and scored (I eagerly await to hear them all, but especially the one entitled "Cello Haiku") that I bet Yoyo Ma would be proud to play. And even as his lucky cello player puts away his instrument, my EK Mc is accompanying Lady Evelyn Moore (may I call her Evie, too) through finishing school as she sits in the company of the "Dames" of her industry at a convention up near Chicago in an attempt to absorb every nuance and detail of her craft to make her Evie's story, and the others that will follow, the best they can be. How cool it is that on this one Saturday in Spring, as the Earth prepares to display her latest creations at her annual craft show, that all three of my artists accomplish major steps forward in displaying their own creations.
Early, early on, LynnMc and I asked God, the Origin of all creation and creativity, to equip them not only with their own unique talents, but also with the desire and motivation to develop them; how blessed we are to witness such success in our petitions. Think I'll go get a glass of wine and go outside and smell the fresh can just smell the fragrance of creativity in it...and that brings me great joy!


  1. What a beautiful post! Thank you for pointing out what an extraordinary time it is for all of us...amazing! Thank you also for nurturing and encouraging us always:)

  2. So wonderful dad! I was so proud of all of us this weekend, and was happy to tell anyone who would listen the special weekend the McLeroys were having :) Everyone wondered what special parents we must have, and I agree whole-heartedly!

  3. You and mom have always encouraged our creative endeavors - what a gift you gave us. Thank you.

  4. Great post! Big congrats to the McLeroy kids on all your amazing creative accomplishments. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm gonna go work on my novel that will be turned into a movie starring a cellist...


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