I awoke to the rain pattering on the roof of our RV.
Heavenly. Gave me the cozies.
Was a while getting out of bed.
I mean, really, wha cha gonna do? Can’t step out the door cause yo’ feets gettin’ wet n muddy.
So you lay and you listen….tinkle , tinkle, tinkle…. The tinkles are a little harder now and you imagine a typhoon…okay so maybe not.
You cuddle up to the warm bear beside you, (who thinks that means party time). 😉
(They always think it’s party time). Bless you gentlemen.
Finally pulling out of the warm covers, I don my big sheepskin slippers and venture down into the living area of the RV, turn on the propane heat (Yes!), light the pilot light in the oven, and turn on the hot water pump.
Papa bear is still cuddled up under covers.
Mama bear longs for warm apple juice with a cinnamon stick in it. So I light the stove and begin warming the concoction.
I reach for the black coffee cup, but…no….there is a better one. Perfect for a day like today.
It’s my Warren Cup.
As the hot apple splashes into her, and steam rises out of her, and I see Warren’s cute little face…grasp it, hold it near as it warms my hands and my heart.
He’s one of my best friends. Threw me a line when there was no one else to help. Gave me a “job” working for Perfect Sound Studios. Paid me heavily for things I didn’t do….just because I needed the help, and he knew it.
The help never stopped coming…no matter how long my plight lasted….he was there to see to it that I didn’t end up on the street…..Sometimes I wondered if maybe he was going to put himself on the street in the process.
My hands wrapped around the cup…maybe I’ll never be able to repay him monetarily or otherwise. But I can pay him through my respect. His is the cup that brings the greatest joy, and is the right choice for just such a morning as this. Oh, I know it’s just a cup, but it is from Warren’s studio, and it means the world to me. His is the cup that makes everything continue in perfect morning.
Mr. Warren Schatz producer, arranger, sensitive friend extraordinaire. May God bless you and shine upon you….May you come home to Him forever and for always.
With the greatest love & respect,
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