Thursday, July 7, 2011

St. Joseph’s School for Girls


It gives me great pleasure to send you to a collaboration with a dear friend of mine, Robert Willson.

Thank you, Robert, for trusting me with these haunting, beautiful images of yours.

8 comments:

all ways 11 o'clock said...

it was so wonderful to work on this with you William.
i have to thank you once again my friend.

~robert

William Michaelian said...

Robert, I’m astonished at my good fortune — and at our good fortune. I don’t know how things like this happen, but I’m ever grateful that they do. Your work, its depth, and the integrity of it is an ongoing inspiration.

Old 333 said...

Just read the piece over at 11 - o'clock - f&*(ing great, you guys. Really good stuff, and I really enjoyed it. Thanks so much for sharing it, both of you.

William Michaelian said...

Our thanks to you, Peter, and then some.

Two Tigers said...

It's always wonderful when artists work together with such wonderful results. One wonders - what took so long? And the answer comes - it could not have happened at any other time in any other way. Many thanks, to both of you.

William Michaelian said...

Gabriella, we asked the same question and arrived at the same answer. Our thanks to you as well.

erin said...

i'm sad that there is such a place for such a collaboration but robert knew the depth you could bring to this project. i mean this respectfully.

i do believe this should become a book, one that we hold in one hand to remember the past, while we hold a book of joy in the other to think on the future.

xo
erin

William Michaelian said...

Erin, a friend asks, and a friend responds. As soon as Robert said what he was thinking, I knew in my heart that it would happen, that it was, in fact, already happening. I’ve learned to recognize this feeling, trust it, and submit myself to it.

We meet in suffering, we meet in joy. What matters is that we meet. We don’t know that the spirits of those who have suffered and rejoiced and left their bodies behind are not here now among us. The moment that set this universe into flight is big enough to hold us all, along with our entire story, and everything else besides. It’s all tragedy, and it’s all joy. It’s all ever-present.