"The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera." - Dorothea Lange

Friday, May 15, 2009

last day on press

Two twelve hour days down and one more to go. The book looks really good. And I am feeling really good about doing this work, especially in light of the email I received this morning from Joan at the orphanage:

“Mama Gloria,

Thanks for working so hard. There really is such a difference in the children because of Change The Truth. They are looking so healthy, beautiful and strong, all with smiles on their faces. Thanks for changing the truth (past) in these children's lives. Please never stop coming to SMK.”

That’s enough to make one hop out of bed and put in another long day at the print shop, isn’t it?

The kids are ever on my mind now, as I am constantly looking at their faces and studying the colors in their drawings on each proof page that rolls off the printing press. If only they were here to see this happening; I am pretty sure it would send them dancing down the hallway at Meridian, their warm smiles heating up the place.

The printing will be finished later this afternoon. The forms will be shipped off to the bindery in Boston, then the bound books will be sent to Kansas City in a couple of weeks.

I’ve been going through images from the most recent trip to the orphanage and will share some of those that kind of slipped through the cracks of my original edits with you now.


Anastasia Pottinger said...

Gloria-- it all looks so wonderful! I can't wait to see the book. I hope to make it to K.C. for the event! Your heart is so big! It's inspiring to see what you've been able to do with your talent. I'm starting to work on a project after seeing what you've accomplished (with the help of so many, of course!) Keep up the good work!!! -stacie

Gloria Baker Feinstein said...

I'd love to see you there, Stacie! Thanks for your kind words... and good luck on your own project.

Anonymous said...

Gloria-with all the bad news we hear all the time, what a sweet tonic to the heart it is to read about what you are doing for SMK. I love to see the pictures. To be able to do something you love to do for people you love to do it for and to share it with others... I can't imagine it could get any better than that.

Gloria Baker Feinstein said...

you are right about that, connie. and thanks to you for all you do. you know as well as anyone that no one can do this sort of work alone.