A package arrived yesterday from Don in Florida consisting of a poem wrapped around a pencil and a polished stone.
The stone had an inlaid banjo on on side and the words “Patrick 7/18” carved on the other.
On the pencil was written, “You are awesome!“
The poem wrapped around the pencil reads:
Like A Rock – Patrick And Dear Old Dad
Like an old rock should be weathered by time
But smoothed by it’s journey it still has a shine
Driven by passion to share what we love
Teaching from the heart with help from the above
He takes us to places that we;d never dream
With Beautiful logic and magic it seems
Explore and discover have fun he would say
Not focused on fortune he gives it away
He says don’t worry if you play something wrong
Just keep on practicing and singing your song
I’ve met many teachers – and yes I was one
But few have impressed me like Patrick has done
He’s made this world a better place that I can tell
Dear Old Dad taught him and taught him quite well
Like a rock with a banjo he mellows with time
in spite of his journey he continues to shine . . .
What a cool keepsake! Thanks, Don!