Among the many things that fill up my day there is the Cathedral project. A number of years ago I bought a bunch of basswood, presumably to mount some of my toy soldiers. The mounting never took place and those pieces of wood have sat in one place or another since. Last week I decided that I should do something with this wood. So now we have the Cathedral project. I am building a 1:72 scale Cathedral based on some vague image in my head and old architectural drawings downloaded off the internet. I am still not entirely sure what it will look when finished but as of today it has a base, an unfinished floor and most of the main structural walls. I think it’ll be beautiful when it’s done. It is also sort of symbolic of my future which is shaping up as of right now. In the coming weeks I will receive “the answer” ie. whether or not I will be moving to Ottawa to spend 4 years pursuing a Phd. If not, I will be here still working at a museum, still dealing with some interesting characters, and still applying to doctoral programs. At this point in the Cathedral project there are still many decisions to be made about design, decoration, and technique, but soon I will make those choices and the church will be done. Although my future won’t be done in any sense it will be a lot clearer. Yippee!
Now for some writing:
It’s a lonely day and I am waiting
A lonely day and the streets are paved
with the lights I see you in shadow
A lonely day nowhere to go.
And I climb up to see you
and the sky is clearing behind me
And the rolling hills they beg me to stay