Here Comes Claus in Old Town Scottsdale
My daughter visited over the Thanksgiving Holiday, and like any good mother I brought her to Old Town Scottsdale for an afternoon.
As she was in a store, I stepped outside following my ears. I was hearing something which sounded like Christmas singing, guitar playing and a horse neighing. An odd combination, or so I thought. Until I saw it, yep, you guessed it, I’m sure … Cowboy Claus.
This got me thinking, as it often does about non-traditional jobs. Work one creates out of a passion and a calling. His style is similar to Sister Wendy’s style who gave my entrepreneurial drive juice for many years. I would catch myself saying something like “if Sister Wendy can be an art critic with a large following, then I can design my life to work for me.”
Yes, I could watch Sister Wendy for hours, as many do. She sells videos, books and her popular show is seen on PBS. Sister Wendy is a contemplative. She works two hours a day and the remainder of her day is in quiet repose and prayer. According to the PBS site, she lives in a trailer on the grounds of a Carmelite monastery.
As I recreate my own life, my ideas of my country and world, I will begin with passion and a grateful heart to the Cowboy Claus and Sister Wendy’s of the world.