Michael Thiele is a woodsmith who makes musical instruments and playable furniture. He spends most of his life either in the shop or out on the road buying wood and selling his work at craft shows. In recent years, his travels have begun to inspire his own writing, so he sends me his thoughts.
Sunday the 14th
At Bonita, day 2
I do not prognosticate. Not my métier. I’m more of a hunch guy. Prediction is probably a higher order and more grounded enterprise than gut feeling. On a day like today there’s clearly room for both. The air is chilly, and the clouds are pregnant with moisture. Low hanging fruit for even a news channel weatherman. Everyone at this show today knows it’s going to rain. It’s not even a hunch. Mid 60’s. Maybe. Football and beer weather. Outdoor art fair - not so much. We’ll see how many intrepid souls venture down to the park to walk the art show. I’ll be here to greet them.