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Back in Peru - briefly

Posted by frianm on Friday, May 7, 2010

I am back in Peru for the month of May.  This time my wife is not with me as her mother has had a series of mini strokes and is in a nursing home.  Polly has returned home to Ohio to take care of here and to arrange things.  Anyone looking for a nice, modest waterfront home outside Cleveland Ohio?

After even just three weeks in Vermont I was in culture shock being back amidst the noise, hustle and bustle of a giant city.  I find that the language is easier and easier and yet frustrating as I hunt for words that I think I should know.  I am now looking at a new set of tasks here as I am working on setting up a 501c3 for the ministry here - this is a busy retirement!  I would not have it any other way.

Meanwhile - Banjos - I was able to build successfully a banj as a starter for a colleague here who was interested and asked.  It was a simple build using a Mark Hickler rim and attaching a  modern Washburn neck.  Thanks for the donated tp and for being able to purchase various modest parts my friend Misael now has a banjo to learn on.  I played it at our clergy worship gathering and it found favor with folk.  I know my style is a tad eccentric but I am well pleased.

Meanwhile I seem to be amassing projects for when I return to VT on May 25.  I have finally worked out that this banjo assembly past time is a kind of therapy, that when coupled with being able to play what you have put together gives a real sense of fulfilment.  On the other hand sharing music and in music is part of the very fabric of life - a deep kind of sharing that brings joy to the soul.

Blessings to all - especially who share in this endeavor, it is spiritual!

Ian - Lima May 7, 2010


2 comments on “Back in Peru - briefly”

joemac Says:
Friday, May 7, 2010 @11:21:21 AM

A Deep sharing indeed Ian, something i also like to do. Good luck with it all......Joe

frianm Says:
Friday, May 7, 2010 @12:39:04 PM

Thanks Joe

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