Tears of Joy
Tonight, my mom received a James Beard Foundation Award, as the family restaurant, Jim’s Steak & Spaghetti House, was honored with an America’s Classic Award. I cried for twenty minutes, probably. I’m not really yet in a space where I can elaborate on this, as it’s overwhelming when I think of my grandfather’s humble beginnings, his dreams and hard work, and my mom’s carrying of that torch the last twenty years. I am grateful beyond measure to be a part of this bloodline, and I am inspired by the commitment to service that is such a part of this family’s legacy.
(This comes at a time when I have been less than ok with the sense of self-centeredness with my career in the visual art world… Changes will be made.)