Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Cape


On April 8Th the third year students from Sheridan College will be having their grad show at The Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art. After working together for 3 years they will part company and head to different places on the globe. Some are applying for residencies, finishing schools (BFA, MFA) some have ceramic jobs and others are setting up studios. Facing new challenges after a school life can be pretty daunting. When I doubt myself I like to listen to this song by one of my favourite Texan bad boy song writers Guy Clark.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h32OxKofS1A


The Cape

He’s one of those who knows that life
Is just a leap of faith
Spread your arms and hold you breath
Always trust your cape

All grown up with a flour sack cape
Tied all around his dream
He’s full of piss and vinegar
He’s bustin’ at the seams
He licked his finger and checked the wind
It’s gonna be do or die
He wasn’t scared of nothin’, Boys
He was pretty sure he could fly

He’s one of those who knows that life
Is just a leap of faith
Spread your arms and hold you breath
Always trust your cape

Old and grey with a flour sack cape
Tied all around his head
He’s still jumpin’ off the garage
And will be till he’s dead
All these years the people said
He’s actin’ like a kid
He did not know he could not fly
So he did

He’s one of those who knows that life
Is just a leap of faith
Spread your arms and hold you breath
Always trust your cape

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