Hi. I want to wish everyone reading this a Happy New Year.
Right now I am in a small town just outside Nagoya (Japan) staying with a friend while I make plans for the future. I have had some time to visit old bookstores, go vegetable shopping, and learn how to do some Japanese cooking and so on, but mostly I have been reading, walking, and thinking about the past and the future. When I look back at our previous blog entries it's easy to see that the past two or three years have been not so productive in terms of making new Pinky Show things. But that same period of time has been a period of tremendous growth for me. Not just because of difficulties associated with taking care of Wheelchair Lady or Bunny's death, but because I have had much time to think carefully about many things that I was probably too busy to think about before, or maybe because I was depending on Bunny too much to take care of so many things. I have thought a lot about what I would like to do with the last part of my life, and after much crying, depression, false starts, self-doubting, and wandering around, I've decided that am truly wanting and ready to focus all my energies on Pinky Show things again. I don't want to do things the same way we used to do things before - that wouldn't make sense since I'm different now and everything around me is also different - so with the help of Kim, Mimi, and Daisy, I have been working very hard to create a new, more appropriate Pinky Show project for where I am in my life right now. This year we will present a couple new vehicles and many new tools - it is my sincere wish that there are many of you that will find them enjoyable and illuminating.
Finally, I wanted to say: yes, Bunny does visit me and sends me messages and information all the time. I'm sure some people will think I'm crazy for saying so but I don't think I am.
Much love to you,