My dad makes magic with wood. My mom tells magnificent stories in paintings and quilts. Jenifer writes Christmas poems, hosts gingerbread house parties, and keeps our visual memories every year in a calendar. Julie is notoriously crafty and makes politically-relevant dolls, among other things, and kept me warm last night with a hand-crocheted afghan. Jill makes the most delicious cookies and macaroni and cheese you have ever tasted.

We are the makers. The creators. The artists. The strivers.

There is an intimate connection between the hand and the heart.

“I made this. For you.”

We always drew our own birthday…

Anthony Weeks

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