A Syncing Feeling
I Love the Days When the Trees Are Laughing!Mon, May 25, 2009 - 8:58 PM
We noticed that amongst the items in Kyle's list of trades were several intangibles, including a trip to Yahk BC, a recording contract, an afternoon with Alice Cooper, a year in Phoenix and a part in a movie. And that gave us an idea. It's said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and we've certainly been inspired by Kyle. If he could trade up to a recording contract or a part in a movie, why couldn't we trade up to a book deal? Thinking about it some more, we realized that this also created more opportunities for our friends in the community to contribute to the AutLabs project, help us raise much needed awareness and at the same time it will also give us more opportunities to also help the people who trade. In Kyle's trip from the paperclip to the house, he created an opportunity for an aspiring musician to record her work, got a role in a Hollywood movie for an aspiring actor in Saskatchewan and made many other people quite happy. That's no small thing. We want to create jobs for people on the Autistic spectrum yes, but work isn't the reason why we want to do this. We want to create these jobs to help make dreams come true, to make people happy. And if we can make some other people happy along the way, all the better!
So we looked around our ... ahem... offices here in Dallas to find something we could trade. We wanted to find something a little playful and unusual, something that would get people's attention. And lo and behold, here it was sitting on my desk. I've been using this happy ceramic cup to hold pens. The inscription reads, "I love the days when the trees are laughing." We got this at a renaissance fair in Ft Lauderdale in 2003. In truth I think it's good for the cup too. It could use a new home. It's not that we don't like the cup, obviously we liked it enough to buy it at the fair, but maybe it could be put to better use where more people could enjoy it. Perhaps it would make a good candy dish for the receptionist's desk at a doctor's office or on the teller's counter at a bank? So if you'd like to have this happy little piece of art to adorn your counter top, make us an offer in trade by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 817-385-0301. We'll keep updating this page on our wiki autlabs.wikispaces.com/Book as more offers and trades come in, so keep checking back!
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|www.terracottage.biz/theArt.cfmActually the artist's website is the only place you'll find that phrase online... of course now outside of the three places where I posted this. :)|