I’ve been pretty overwhelmed with all the things on the list of things to do, and often pretty disillusioned with the internet, but I’m feeling it tonight.
And it’s high time that I give a huge social media shout out to my dad, Joe Klein for everything he brings to the table and most recently for coming in for a weekend of barn Rasta construction projects.
We are working hard to get the new gallery ready for the grand opening of Flowers + Clay this summer, and making a new studio for a second assistant, and expanding the wild clay processing facility, and a million other projects.
It’s enough to make any persons head spin, but Joe is the cool head that prevails… always has been.
I count myself as a very fortunate person and having Joe in my life is amongst the most fortunate events to transpire.
I’ve been estranged from my biological father for essentially my entire adult life, but Joe has always been there for me. From the time I was 8 to the current date. Unconditionally.
It’s dark right now as I finish up another 12 hour work day at the land and I can’t help but think about all that has transpired here and how much of it Joe has had a hand in. He’s certainly taught me a lot about carpentry but most importantly he’s taught me to be the best person I can be.
I don’t think Joe really set out to be my Dad. He was always just my Joe. That’s why he was so good, and what I needed. You can’t show up and proclaim to be someone’s Dad, but you certainly can earn that title over the course of 30 years of consistently putting in the time.
So, here it is, all of my appreciation for this man and all he brings to the table.
Hats off to you Joe!
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