And each hopefully for many years to come: my back yard, and a new guitar (third hand 1), decorated as a gift given to me today by the 2010-2011 Talons class. As I told them upon opening the case the guitar arrived in, “You wonderful, beautiful children 2!”
For the infinite number of times that I – and no doubt many present, past and future Talons – will strum the new guitar and think of you, a thousand (plus a few) thank yous for this incredible gift of music and artistry.
Thank you as well for what was an adventurous and landmark year of Talons learning that I’m looking forward to seeing play out in Greatest Hits throughout the summer on Defying Normality, and in the future momentum of a program each of you has had a profound hand in shaping.
Enjoy your rest, families and friends this summer.