We are on the other side of Art Prize now. We have been working through a deep sadness that feels something like what you feel when you are putting the christmas tree on the curb in January thinking maybe you spent a little too much on presents and trimmings. The Wonder Wagon project was a very rich experience for our family and we will treasure for years to come the people and the stories that wove their lives around us not only for the two weeks of the encampment along the Grand River but also during the long journey of preparation through out the summer. As a family we grew into the challenge that this experience brought us to. We have developed muscle in places we didn't even now existed. Both Brenda and daughter Pearl are by nature very private people most comfortable lost in a long novel curled up on the sofa for a rainy day. These finely tuned privet ladies were bombarded with clusters of new strangers every day for hours on end and they rose to the challenge that was nothing short of heroic.
For all of those who came along side of our family like Cameron and Rachael VanDyke and Matthew Fowler, Seth Thompson, Bob,Ellen and Tom, and many others, thank you so much for your love and gifts. We truly did create community through creativity.