Zen Morning Percussion
Each morning since my mentor Joe Chielli / Founder of Church Street Studios, passed away early in 2017, I play this zen percussion drum and light a candle for him. It helps me cope outside the obvious, keeping the photography business alive to continue his legacy.
Here’s a poem tribute for today for Joe. Miss you buddy!
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
I am that swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft star that shines at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die.
~ Autumn Rain – Mary Frye, 1932