“Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Mark Sweeney and Lesa Cordle are two of my favorite people in all the world. I lived next door to Mark when I first moved to Tahlequah, Oklahoma. I still try to see him every chance I get. Back then (circa 1989-ish), Lesa ran Mark’s shop – Hearth and Home (I think that’s what it was called) – while he went out fixing pools, spas, chimneys, and wood stoves. Mark also played a great deal of music back then, so our paths intersected in many ways. That was a long time ago. Lesa has two kids nearly grown, and Mark’s daughter is now around 16. He tried to quit the pool and wood stove business, but it sucked him back in. He sucked Lesa back in, too, and now here they are with their plastic aquatic animals as happy as I’ve always known them to be. I love them. Always have. Always will.